34 weeks and pre-e signs.

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Re: 34 weeks and pre-e signs.

Postby sam10 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 09:36 pm

How are you doing today?
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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Re: 34 weeks and pre-e signs.

Postby sam10 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 03:16 am

I find your pressures quite high to be at home. Do you take any medication? And did your care providers give you BP readings that warrant a call to the on-call doc or at what point you should be heading in? I'd call the doc if your pressures are consistently in that range and ask to be seen and monitored. If you feel any worse and/or you are experiencing any additional symptoms like headache nausea, or sudden swelling/weight gain, please don't wait until your next appt.
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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Re: 34 weeks and pre-e signs.

Postby dannie138 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 02:17 am

It's been high consistently. Good reading for me right now is in the 140/90's, bad is up to the 180's/100's. DH thinks I'll be sent right back to L&D this week at my appt.

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Re: 34 weeks and pre-e signs.

Postby sam10 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 00:58 am

Protein is no longer needed for diagnosing preeclampsia as far as I know. I am a bit concerned that you were sent home with these high pressures, especially with a history of PE. How are you doing now?
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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34 weeks and pre-e signs.

Postby dannie138 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 08:03 pm

I've had "severe" pre-eclampsia and PIH before. This is my 5th child.

I'm 34 weeks and I landed up in the hospital Monday for high bp at my OB appointment (163/96, but it had gotten as high as 191/118 in the days prior). I've had a nasty headache and my vision has been off). Luckily, it calmed down and I was sent home. It's gotten high again since.

I had done a 24 hour urine at 17 weeks when I had a bad bp reading then. Protein was at .138. I redid it today and now it is .248.

Does protein need to be at .3 to receieve the diagnosis?


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