Sorry, typo on Nutritionist...LOL
Suz, yah I was born with the murmur. It never really worried the doctors much, they just give me antibiotics every time I have anything done orally (dentist, etc) or surgeries that might make me more suseptible to picking up bacteria. I've been told it shows up more when sick or pregnant and that is why the doctor thinks I should have the echo done durring pg, because it will be more obvious as to which type of murmur it is...one requiring or not requiring the antibiotics. I'm up for it, but don't know when it would be done.
Gloria, the book is "Chesley's Hypertensive Disorders In Pregnancy", Second Edition. It is the medical text book about pre-e and all our fun stuff. I admitted that I started with the placental perfusion chapter since I had had Oligo, but couldn't get through it all! TONS of medical jargon I didn't understand! LOL I then started from the beginning and am doing much better understanding the general stuff about pre-e. Though I'm not sure how you come up with a mean arterial pressure? LOL It's nice to have something concrete to back up my info.
Catherine (22), Moderator (pregnant again)
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004