I'm worried that my dr isn't worried enough about my symptoms.
I post a lot on the iVillage boards, and someone recommended that I come here and post as well.. I'll repost my posts from ivillage and maybe someone can tell me what you all think?
Here it is:
"Last week at my appt, I was 3cm, 100% effaced, and baby at 0 station.. She said the baby would probably arrive in less than a week.. It's a week now, and no baby! Oh well though, I'm ok with it!
BUT, my question is really this.... I've had really low BP throughout the second half of this pg... Passing out at work, etc.. about 84/42, 88/50.. in that sort of range. Well, in the past few weeks, I've noticed being quite a bit swollen, and really thirsty all the time.. my hands and feet and calves are really swollen a lot. So 2 weeks ago she took my bp, and it was 132/75.. I know this is in the high normal range, but considering the change in almost one week, so was pretty concerned! And my normal bp is like 98-105/60-65..
Then when I went back last week (and found out i was 3cm, 100%, and 0 station), she said bp was 135-80, which again is slightly higher.. They tested my urine, and she said there was a small amount of protein..(4, I think she said?) She said they were going to keep a close eye on it.
Well, I have an appt today at 4 (it's 11:45 now)... I've been definately swollen the whole past week, and I know my bp is still in that 135/80 range, cause I got it checked.
I'm worried about having more protien in my urine today.
And if I do, do they induce for something like this? for pre-eclampsia, or signs of impending pre-eclampsia? If they induce, is it just meds to get things going, or would they do a c-section? I'm already 3cm, 100%, so I'm concerned that she might say that we need to induce to get the baby safely out.
Also, when they induce (BTDT moms might know this), what kind of time frame are we talking about? For example, I'm worried that I'm going to go the dr this afternoon, and she's gonna tell me to show up tomorrow at the hospital to be induced.. Or do they give you a week or so?
Any clue? I just want to be prepared in case my bp is still up there.. and if there's still protien in my urine...
And honestly, at this point, I wouldn't MIND being induced... I've been dialated and completely effaced for a while now, and I SWEAR it feels like this kid is just going to drop right out of me, but NOTHING.. I haven't slept in a long time.. Some nights i sleep ok, but i'd say 5 out of the past 7 nights I haven't slept at all.. I'm talking up walking around, cleaning, whatever, cause i can't sleep. I'm ready for this little girl to arrive!
Then I posted again:
"Ok, it's me again (the original poster!)
Someone said under the original post that 300 is normal for urine protien? Hmm.. Now i'm a little concerned..
After my dr appt last week when they tested for urine, ( I THINK) the nurse said my level was 4.. Did she mean 400? She seemed a little concerned, so she went back and asked the dr if they should do any more tests, and the dr said no, but we'll keep a close eye on it.
Also.. this is gonna sound weird... I know I mentioned to you all that I've been swollen and all that and my bp has gone up... Well i swear.. A few days ago I was admiring my swollen feet, and I SWORE, my left foot/ankle/calf looked more swollen than the right (even though the right looked swollen too..
Well, last night i swore it was like that again, so I asked DH, and he noticed it too..
Well.. my mom just stopped by.. my hands dont feel too swollen right now, but my feet do a bit, and my mom wanted to check them out.. And she's like "wow, your left looks more swollen than your right!"
Ok, what's the deal? I'm getting nervous here. I can't wait for this dr appt this afternoon.
And my last post (sorry this is so long!!)
"I went to the dr this afternoon...
STILL 3cm, 100& effaced, 0 station.. For over a week now.. She said she's VERY suprised I havent delivered yet.. And it should be any day.. Well, Im not going to keep my hopes up!
Anyway, lasy week, there was a trace of protien (she said 4??)...
I've been SOOOOO swollen this past week. And my bp is up..... my normal is like 95-105/60-65... All through this pg, I've been like 84/42, 95/50.. wicked low. I had to be taken out of work for passing out!
All of a sudden, in the past 2 weeks, it's been up to 135/80, which is know isn't wicked high, but it's a HUGE increase for me..
Well, I've been feeling MISERABLE.. and my feet hands and face are SOOO swollen.. And i posted above about all this.. I went to the dr, and she said I'm FINE. You can't even see my ankles, and my calfs are huge.. and my hands are way swollen. I dont feel fine at all.. This has come on all of a sudden in like the past week or 2. And I dont feel good about it.... They checked my urine today again. The nurse said it came back "negative.."...
And they sent me home.. I feel miserable.. I just feel like it's not right that I'm swollen this much. I'm only 4'10, very tiny, and I am HUGE right now b/c of swelling. And the fact that I'm 3cm, 100% for over a week.. I just want this baby OUT. I just feel like something is "wrong".. Maybe not horribly wrong, but I feel like something is not right with me. I mean, should my feet feel tingly like this? she didn't seem to be too concerned..
I'm so tired.. I cried all the way home from the dr.. I was hoping she'd send me to L&D. I cried because I feel like crap and she thinks I'm fine.. And I cried cause I just can't handle being pg anymore... My back kills..THe baby's head is SITTING right on my cervix.. It HURTS. I want to walk around to get this baby going, but i feel too swollen.....
Any advice...any kind of response would be great..
Ok, so there are my posts.. Someone from ivillage wrote me back saying that the dr should have done a 24 hr protien test on me? I dont really understand much about this... Should I be concerned? Or am I finebecause the dr says I'm fine?
Please respond! I'm very worried.