by angelical (330 Posts), Sat Nov 08, 2003 08:22 pm
Hi, here's my story.....
I do have a family history of high bp, but i had never been diagnosed with it prior to the pregnancy.
Then, at my first appt, my ob said my bp was a little high. I think it was about 130/90. She went ahead and put me on a low dose of Aldomet.
Then, I had 4 months of severe morning sickness, and my bp was the least of my worries! [:p]
But then, in about my 25th week, my hypermesis finally ended, but I had started swelling up and my bp, even on the Aldomet, started rising more. Around then, my ob changed me to Labadalol.
Then, when I was 27 weeks, I gained 8 lbs of fluid, my bp went to 180/110, and I started spilling protein.
My ob sent me to a high risk specialist. He completely misdiagnosed the preeclampsia. But luckily, we called back a couple days later, and talked to one of his colleagues, who knew what to do.
I was admitted for what would be the duration of my pregnancy.
Five days later, in my 28th week, I started developing HELLP Syndrome and they performed an emergency C-secion. Our son was 2lbs 5oz.
Now I still have high bp; it seems that the pree unmasked my chronic hypertension.
Our son, even though he was born so soon, is doing perfectly! He was in the NICU for 6 weeks, and now at 18 months, he is at a great weight and developmental stage. We couldn't be happier!
So, that's our story.... I definitely started getting PIH early, and my pree also started early and progressed quickly. Luckily I had an ob that watched me very careful, AND we were proactive enough to get good care from the specialists... if I had followed the first one's advice, I'm afraid my outcome would have been much different.
Take care of yourself!
Sharel & Kevin
Aaron - 28 weeker
Born 5/2/02 due to preeclampsia & HELLP
Our miracle boy is doing great!!