by norlisa k (745 Posts), Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:00 pm
Hi Denise -
I like Gossamer's questions (thanks for sharing them)... And I tend to agree with the ladies about knowing your pre-pregnancy blood pressure, getting a preconception consult with a high-risk OB/perinatologist, being aware of any underlying conditions. And I know that I sound like a broken record, but I think that it is SOOOOO important to have a doctor that you feel very comfortable with, that will answer all of your questions and put you at ease, and who is very knowledgeable about hypertensive disorders of pregnancy--it makes all of the difference. Knowing your blood pressure, the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, questions to ask, and having the best health care and feeling very confident in your doctor are a great start. (You and I are also on the same wavelength with the weight loss, hope yours is going well and hang in there!) Will keep good thoughts for you; hope it goes well....
Norlisa Keffer(35), Washington State Co-Coordinator/Moderator, Mothers of Multiples/Co-Moderator, Trying to Conceive
Joseph/Josephine Our Angel in Heaven
Mary Frances and Samuel (a.k.a. Frankie and Sammy) 38 weeks, 5/26/03, no preeclampsia during pregnancy, mom severe blood pressure problems post-partum