by momathelete (227 Posts), Tue Nov 25, 2003 06:08 pm
Thanks for posting. During my last pregnancy I was admitted to L&D seven times, all due to high bp. Each time I was sent home because of no protein in my urine. I ended up going to 37 weeks and they only took the baby because the stress tests showed that the baby was not active anymore. How are her tests when they strap the fetal monitor on? I was also in the same boat -just take the baby already!!! It is scary, but with the monitoring that you are doing at home and the bedrest will help some. Each day that the baby is in equals 3 days in the NICU that they miss. SO, the longer the better. Doctors don't seem to take action unless there is protein shown or the baby shows distress. As she may not have either, she is in the position I was -very high bps (although hers seems higher than mine), feeling awful , but still remaining pregnant. It looks like she has PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension), same as I had the last time. Tell her to hang in there and that we want updates daily (even if they are from you!). If possible with a laptop, have her log in to post on the bedresting section. She will get alot of support there too!!
mom to Cole Thomas -former 28.5 weeker (3-5-99, 3 lbs)due to HELLP and Madelaine Grace "Lainey" -former 29.5 (10-11-01, 3lbs 4oz)weeker due to Pre-E and had PIH with Elisabeth Rose (Ella) -37 weeker,born June 30th 2003 weighing 5 lbs 12 oz and beautiful.