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by eliz
Wed Sep 20, 2006 01:35 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: low bp readings but hand swelling in AMs
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re : low bp readings but hand swelling in AMs

<t>Thanks for the signature directions! I read here often, post occasionally, but I've never taken the time to figure that sig part out.<br/> <br/> My husband is able to take bp manually - is in the medical field and has an appropriate-sized cuff etc. And I will definitely mention any symptoms to my...
by eliz
Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: low bp readings but hand swelling in AMs
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

low bp readings but hand swelling in AMs

<t>I still haven't figured out the signature thing at the bottom, so I guess I have to start by just quickly saying I've had two pregnancies that ended (at term) with either pih or pe. Mostly bloodpressure issues, with just a tiny bit of protein, although I never had a 24 hour done. Since my pressur...
by eliz
Fri Sep 01, 2006 06:33 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Embarrassing Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re : Embarrassing Question

<t>I wouldn't say I have a crush on my OB - she's a woman. But I just love her. More like I wish she was a member of my family or something. I know these feelings are subject to some psychoanalysis (!), but I attribute it mostly to the fact that she was there for me during a time when I was really s...
by eliz
Sun Aug 13, 2006 09:35 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: accuracy and ultility of repeated ultrasounds
Replies: 3
Views: 661

accuracy and ultility of repeated ultrasounds

<t>I am 23 weeks and I've been measuring about 4 weeks ahead in size from the beginning - although the baby has always measured right on target (at 7, 10,11,15, and 18 weeks) and I'm sure of my conception date. Now I've had another ultrasound at 22.5 weeks because I'm still measuring big, and they t...
by eliz
Sat Jul 22, 2006 08:30 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: edema after giving birth
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re : edema after giving birth

<t>After the birth of my first son, I was SO swollen. My ankles were ridiculous and I almost didn't recognize my face in the mirror! After a few days it was somewhat better and I asked my OB how long I would have the edema. She just smiled and said, "Oh, forever." She was being a little tongue-in-ch...
by eliz
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Rhode Island
Topic: No one in RI gets PE or PIH??
Replies: 7
Views: 25148

Re : No one in RI gets PE or PIH??

<t>I had a consult with Maternal/Fetal medicine at W&I as well. Tongue in cheek, they said maybe this time I would have a girl (I've had two boys previously, both with PIH/PE complications) and I wouldn't have any of these issues.. Well, I'm having a girl, so I'm holding them to it. So far, my b...
by eliz
Sun Jun 18, 2006 01:49 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Itching, etc...
Replies: 8
Views: 1793

Re : Itching, etc...

<t>I had itching and hives whenever I got warm, starting in my second trimester and continuing through the pregnancy - both of my pregnancies. I did have PIH the first time and PE the second time, but not until I was at term. I definitely think my hives/itching is an indication that my PIH/PE issues...
by eliz
Sun Jun 18, 2006 01:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Newbie-Weird Symptom
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re : Newbie-Weird Symptom

<t>I don't know about symptoms, because I didn't really have anything except swelling. However, I share your concerns about getting PE again. My bp is great right now, but when I went to the doctor on Friday, it was much higher and I was concerned. I think many doctors always make it a point to tell...
by eliz
Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Labor pains
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re : Labor pains

<t>I was induced with pitocin with the first, went into labor mostly myself (stripped membranes helped, though!) with the second. With pitocin, it was hard to tolerate the contractions because they were pretty hard and also because they were being controlled by someone else- every time I saw that nu...
by eliz
Wed Jun 14, 2006 06:30 pm
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: I must be insane
Replies: 11
Views: 1216

Re : I must be insane

<t>You may be crazy, but then you have a lot of company here! [:)] After my last delivery, my doctor said it was the strangest delivery he'd had all year, in terms of the differing complications and craziness. DH thought they were going to lose me at one point, and said he never wanted to do that ag...

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