34 week update...

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34 week update...

Postby princess purr » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:26 pm

Very excited to be at 34 weeks, really can't believe it, schedule csection is just under 3 weeks away! Hope I get there!!! I landed myself in L & D triage on Wednesday... ALL DAY! The baby did great with the non stress test and u/s was good, normal fluid etc... I however would have also passed a NST because my pulse went up to 142 a few times. I explained to them that I have some PTSD, lost my first daughter due to preeclamsia and I think it is just stress related. OBGYN that was on call (not mine) said he wanted me to see cardiologist since peoples body's change during pregnancy etc. I said okay, went to L & D... and waited... bp 123/77 when doc was in the room... doc walks out, machine takes it again shortly later 103/63 (guess I really do have white coat syndrome). Two docs walk in pulse goes up to 142, they leave, back down to 102... I know 102 isn't great, but is much lower then 142. I got an ekg, normally other then fast heart rate, echo came back normal... I waited ELEVEN hours to see someone, and then we signed ourselves out. I just couldn't take there anymore. i was starting to panic, hadn't eating since 7:30am and it was 7pm, hardly drank anything, need my lovenex injection... and there seemed to be no end to the waiting. PLUS my doc is aware my pulse shoots up. So they scared the crap out of me saying if my pulse is that high the baby might not be getting what he needs etc, but the baby was fine during the NST when my pulse was up, so I'm trying to calm back down and keep my pulse down.
My pulse was 93 tonight which is pretty good. I have another NST on wednesday and OBGYN on friday... hopefully they are both uneventful!!
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: 34 week update...

Postby laughinggirl127 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 04:01 am

yay an update. i was just logging on to check if you had one or not. 34 weeks is great. Only three weeks away and you get to meet baby. It will fly by. Wishing you a great, event free delivery.
DS born 2003- 39 weeks preeclampsia, 6LBS 7oz
DD born 2009-32 weeks preeclampsia, 3LBS 1oz
DD born 2012-38 weeks, PIH, IUGR 5lbs 4oz- no pree
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Re: 34 week update...

Postby kaxy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:19 am

Hooray for 34w and for being in your baby's birth month! You are on the home stretch, mama.
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: 34 week update...

Postby sam10 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 01:01 pm

Yay. A few more weeks :-)
Sorry about the unpleasant L&D experience. No fun :-(
~Julija (40)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: 34 week update...

Postby kaxy » Thu Nov 14, 2013 02:48 pm

Almost baby time! YAY! Hope you are well, mama!
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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