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Post On Thursday, July 24, 2014 By pearl
So it started out really great I had no morning sickness, felt great, nothing to worry about. Then at about 28 weeks I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and asked my husband if my face looked weird. He just said no. Well on my way to work I met my dad. He looked at me and said "I don't like the way yoyou look I think you should call your dr". Being that my dad always thinks the worst of everything I didn't pay much attention. Then I got to work. Workmate #1 "you look tired". Workmate #2 "something is wrong with your eyes". Boss (my brother) "what'd wrong with you?".
So to make everyone happy I called my dr. She told me to find the nearest pharmacy and take my blood pressure. It was 146/76 (not very high but my normal is 105/55). Since she was in the hospital she told me to come in and have myself checked out. All blood work came back ok. So I was put on bed rest and ordered to see my Dr and a specialist once a week.
At 32 weeks I went to the specialist for my weekly visit. And I told her I've been seeing spots floating in my vision. So she checked my reflexes. They were not ok. I was sent to labor & delivery.
From that point it just one big blur. I was put on magnesium. Then on oxygen. Then at 6am the next morning they told me I would need a c-section asap. At about 3 pm my daughter was born 3lb 2oz. She was in the nicu for 18 days and is now perfectly healthy.
I found out I was pregnant in the middle of everything. I was finishing graduate school for my MSW... Read MorePaige