I have two beautiful children and had PE with both. I was diagnosed with PE
|I have two beautiful children and had PE with both. I was diagnosed with PE at 34 weeks with the first and made it to 37 with still mild PE. The second pregancy wasn't so easy. I was diagnosed at 29 weeks with mild PE. I stayed completely stable until 36 weeks at which point all hell broke loose. I went into my usual NST appt Monday morning and was told to go to L&D. I'd had a headache with light sensitivity since Sunday and my blood pressure was way up. I drove to the hospital, with trepidation. I really didn't want to have my baby that day. I know 36 weeks is relatively good, but still. So I go into L&D thinking that maybe they would send me home because my headache had started to go away. I got my hopes up even more when I found my doctor at the hospital. She tends to not overreact. But no, I had my baby two hours later. She spent a week in the NICU. I was not prepared for that. I know things could have been sooooo much worse, but I had this optimistic mindset and didn't think it could happen to me. Such is life.|
Ethan will be turning 3 at the end of this month (October). The month of October always brings up some scary memories and emotions for me... I never thought I would have a difficult pregnancy or labor. After all...