I am asking a question about a friend. She's about 34 weeks pregnant with her first child. She has had ankle swelling for about a month or so, but before the swelling would go down at night, now her feet, ankles and calves are just staying swollen. She had an OB apptmt on Wed. and the doc wants to go ahead and start seeing her once a week now to monitor it. Her BP was 130/80, and I'm assuming her urine was ok, as the doc didn't mention anything to her about it.
But, she said that she has been having sharp pains in her abdomen for at least a week now. Several times a day, painful enough to just about stop her in her tracks. I told her to mention it to her OB. She didn't because she thinks that since they aren't regular that it's ok. I think she's thinking that it could only be contractions, not worrying about some other problem. Anyway, when she told me about the doc wanting to see her once a week now because of swelling. I did some research on pre-e, and it mentions abdominal pain, now I'm really worried. Should she call her doc immediately or is it ok for her to wait 3 days until next apptmt?