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Three experiences on mag sulfate

Postby kaxy » Thu Oct 03, 2013 06:30 pm

by kaxy (98 Posts), Thu Oct 03, 2013 06:30 pm

I've now been on magnesium sulfate three times -- following all three births of my children.

My first child I was on the mag starting at 3 hours before my son was born, and on it after. It was hard being in labor and hard pushing with it. Afterwards, it was a clear liquid diet for me for 24 hours while on the mag.

My second child, my preeclampsia diagnosis came a few hours after she was born and that's when they started it. Same clear liquid diet, though I had a regular meal before that since my diagnosis hadn't come in.

With my third child, they started the mag roughly 2 hours after she was born, even though I already had my diagnosis. For some reason, I didn't feel nearly as bad on it as I had with the other two. I was allowed to eat whatever I wanted and surely that helped. Also, I wasn't as sick as I was the second time, so maybe that was a factor?

Wanted to share that in case any of you are dreading the mag dose. I have NO idea why it didn't bother me so much this last time. But it was the same dose, so who knows? Either way, I'm thankful for not feeling like total garbage (though, I didn't feel GREAT, I just didn't feel like trash).
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.
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Re: Three experiences on mag sulfate

Postby princess purr » Sat Oct 05, 2013 01:28 am

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Sat Oct 05, 2013 01:28 am

Glad it wasn't bad for you! I don't remember my first experience with being horrible other then the cath and not being able to get out of bed, but I have heard some people had really awful experiences. Hoping to avoid it all together this time!
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!
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Re: Three experiences on mag sulfate

Postby kaxy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 06:57 pm

by kaxy (98 Posts), Sat Oct 05, 2013 06:57 pm

I hope you avoid it altogether, too! How are you doing?
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.
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Re: Three experiences on mag sulfate

Postby princess purr » Sat Oct 05, 2013 09:11 pm

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Sat Oct 05, 2013 09:11 pm

Hanging in, trying not to stress to much!
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!
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