by gordon k (113 Posts), Fri May 20, 2005 06:25 am
Welcome to the dads forum; I agree with what everyone has said here already. If it were my wife, I'd help her make sure that the baby was moving regularly (it was enjoyable for me to watch our babies move and feel my wife's belly), and help her keep a look out for the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. Hopefully your wife has a doctor/nurse/L&D team that you both feel comfortable calling at any time should you have any concerns. For us, that was so important. As our wives' advocates, it's important that we "team up" with our spouses and medical care team to ensure success--this is too important to sit back and wait and wonder. Like I said previously, my wife or I would call her doc with any questions or concerns.
Congratulations on making it to thirty-five weeks. It is scary to have to watch your wife go through this. We wish you the best...
DW, Norlisa (35)
essential hypertension diagnosed before pregnancy, successfully treated with atenolol, NO preeclampsia antepartum. (post-partum preeclampsia)
Joseph/Josephine Our Angel in Heaven (9/16/02)
Twins Mary Frances and Samuel (a.k.a. Frankie and Sammy) 38 2/7 weeks, 5/26/03