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by tracym
Sat Jul 14, 639246 2:40 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Bedrest?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Bedrest?

It does seem to be the norm from what I've read here, but I was never placed on BR. Even when I was inpatient I was still allowed (encouraged even) to be up and around. Considering my highest BP's in hospital were always at 2 and 6 am, I'm not sure it would have helped anyway.
by tracym
Sat Jul 14, 639246 2:32 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: First postpartum period or infection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: First postpartum period or infection?

My first few periods pp were nasty...very heavy and painful...unless it smells bad I wouldn't panic. Not the same situation but mine was about 7-8 weeks pp both times.
by tracym
Wed Aug 05, 639243 9:35 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Questions about my experience with HELLP
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Re: Questions about my experience with HELLP

I didn't have HELLP so I can't answer any specific questions about that, but it is normal to swell after delivery. Not sure about regular surgery, it's not something I remember from any other surgeries I've had. As HELLP affects many organs, I'd hazard a guess that it may have been the cause of head...
by tracym
Mon Jul 13, 639243 9:35 am
Forum: Trying Again after Preeclampsia
Topic: What does an ovary/egg health exam entail?
Replies: 6
Views: 1779

Re: What does an ovary/egg health exam entail?

I read an article in my Sunday paper yesterday about an Egg Timer test that was developed here in recent years..I wonder if that is what you will be doing?
by tracym
Mon May 04, 639243 4:52 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Why did they keep checking my blood after my csec?
Replies: 9
Views: 8498

Re: Why did they keep checking my blood after my csec?

They will still treat HELLP post delivery. They're trying to save your life, they're not going to just get the baby out and call it quits. Whether or not those treatments are effective is a seperate issue but if you survived then you can say they were.
by tracym
Thu Apr 09, 639243 10:25 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Gall Bladder Problem while pregnant
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

Re: Gall Bladder Problem while pregnant

They will remove it during pregnancy if necessary but they'd rather not. I shared a hospital room with someone who was in for her gallbladder, but a 48 hours of fasting (whilst on IV fluids) settled it down enough for her to be discharged, with a plan to remove it after delivery if it was still play...
by tracym
Fri May 11, 639240 2:30 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Worse the 2nd time around?
Replies: 9
Views: 1687

Re: Worse the 2nd time around?

Was it worse the second time around? Yes. Earlier and more severe. 1st time dx at a routine 33 week appointment with bp of 150/100 & 2+ protein. Spent 3 out of the next 4 weeks inpatient (multiple admissions, the longest being 10 days). Induced at 37 weeks when labs started to decline. Baby crashed ...
by tracym
Fri May 11, 639240 9:26 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: admitted and will probably be induced in a few days!
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: admitted and will probably be induced in a few days!

I hope you're still hanging in there! Any updates?

I was very fortunate in that my 33 weeker was only in hospital for 16 days...I was there for 9 days after delivery and then went back for 2 nights prior to her discharge to room in with her so it was only a few days that I had to go back and forth.
by tracym
Mon Apr 30, 639240 12:10 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: baby after loss
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

Re: baby after loss

Congrats on bringing Carter home! I haven't lost a child, but I was terrified when Kate first came home (5 weeks before her due date). I did use the Angelcare monitor and it was worth every cent. I also had trouble keeping her arms in and she kept waking herself up so I used a miracle blanket (dh ca...
by tracym
Wed Feb 08, 639240 9:16 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Stopping in to say hi!
Replies: 3
Views: 2404

Re: Stopping in to say hi!

I was just thinking the other day that I hadn't seen you around and wondered how the hysterectomy went. Glad to hear it went well. Nice update...my oldest just turned 10 but it still feels like yesterday that I was in hospital waiting day by day.

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