by courageismyname (23 Posts), Wed Feb 13, 2013 09:09 pm
Thank you so much for your replies! I actually called before I got them. One of the things I have learned since my last birth is go ahead and be (what I might perceive to be) a pain in the *! Who cares if it's just anxiety. Ask questions, call the doctor. I guess I needed to post in order to get myself to make this call, though (after hours calls are harder for me).
Before I called I got some BP readings that were even higher than the first ones but they were not consistent-went down literally within 10 minutes. The doc said to take a break and we'll check tomorrow when I come in...she is not concerned with any readings of under 140 systolic and 90 diastolic, especially if they are inconsistent. I also did 2 urine dips and the color read somewhere between no protein and "trace"-might've been none, though-the color was not strong.Though this doc is the doc I don't really like I think her instructions to take a break were spot on-that is how I was feeling before I called, and I have been anxious and in my head all day, laying on the couch. Tonight before I called I pulled out my hospital records from the week before I seized, labor, the seizure and then the hospital- I have read it all before but it was painful and scary to read. I think I need to look back, but not stare. Especially now that I'm this far along.
Tomorrow I see the MFM I do really like (who is scheduled to do my planned C section in 2.5 weeks). I will bring my BP cuff and urine dip strips to work tomorrow, but I strongly suspect that everything is fine and I am anxious because I'm heading into anniversaries of when the you-know-what hit the fan 3 years ago. It was so late in my pregnancy when everything went haywire...so mysterious.
I am going to try and watch something fluffy and get some sleep. I have had lots of anxiety and adrenaline going for the last couple of hours. Thanks ladies.
Eclamptic seizure in labor 12/1/09, age 39. Son born very healthy at 42 weeks and 9 lbs 4 oz via C section. PE had been suspected (by me) but not diagnosed by homebirth midwife. Pregnant again with #2, due 3/9/13.