by catherine (2832 Posts), Sat Nov 29, 2003 11:58 am
Hi Ben, I've read in a couple of places about limited use of steroids to treat women with preeclampsia. In fact, the reason for this was that the steroid that the Drs gave to enhance the baby's lung development might also help the mom hold off her preeclampsia. The outcome of the study was that such that they didn't recommend it as a treatment because it didn't prevent or halt preeclampsia but that it could improve lab values and maybe BP. That may be why Rachel's bp was a bit better for a while. Good luck for the next four days, just keep watching out for the funky symptoms (visual disturbance, headache from h*LL, acute abdominal pain). Soon this misery will be over and the baby will be here in time for the holidays! We're all thinking of you guys...
DH, Dave (40)