I mentioned this in another thread but I thought I'd start another here, too.
I'm 37w3d and my appointment today went well. Good BP at the OB (like 117/70s!) but this is on labetelol. No protein in the dip. Reassuring NST. No swelling. Just the dull headache.
I found out from the other OB that the hospital really is pushing against inductions prior to 39w unless mom or baby are seriously ill. So I guess I have to get really sick first? That part sucks hard. Maybe I *do* have some time yet before I get way sick, or before my baby starts to feel the effects. It just stinks that HYPITAT isn't swaying them. And heck this study suggests 38w should be a max point, right? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21054760
Part of me doesn't want to induce yet, because I'm still early term. And of course, I don't want to push the baby out too soon and then have her develop problems because of that. But I'd rather have some NICU time than a stillborn baby, ya know? And at this point, I am not super ill. I'm fine on BP meds. My baby is fine. So...is this the right call, to just keep going?
I'm just frustrated and worried and I don't feel like there's anything I can really do about it.
I go back on Thursday for another NST and appointment. I will ask the OB to strip my membranes I think.
What else do I do with this?
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.