My due date was 02/05/02. I had developed GD and had to go on insulin
Posted On Monday, September 16, 2002 by Hollie
My due date was 02/05/02. I had developed GD and had to go on insulin shots. They sat an induction date for 01/25/02 to reduce the risk of still born. I was one of the lucky ones that was being monitored very closley cuz of the GD. I had an appt. 2 times a week to check my health and the health of our baby boy. On Monday, 01/21/02 I went to my appt. They checked the baby and all was well. They did my bp and the nurse just looked at me and said she did something wrong and needed to retake it. It however was not anything she did, I had high bp but to this day cannot remember how high. I had gained 5 pd over 2 days and felt like a huge pumpkin. I went and talked to the dr. and he sent me straight to the L&D to be monitored. (there was 3+ protein and I was having trouble going to the bathroom, and a headace but not as bad has they have been) When I got there they watched me and Thomas very closley. They decided at 1am to induce cuz I was not improving. At 10:30am my water broke and at 3:31pm my wonderful son was born weighing in at 5pd and 13oz and 20in. I was 38 weeks that day. I wish I could say the story ends there and all was well but that is not true. My son did wonderful didn't have any complications at all. I however had a very hard recovery. I was put in the Intensive Care Unit cuz they could not get me stable enough. I ended up with HELLP. My dh said that he was so scard of losing me, I was so sick. After 4 long days in the PICU I returned to almost normal and they let me move up to the reg. floor. I was able to go home the next day. I had a very scary but lucky event. I know others have had it much worse and I count myself very lucky.
However, I am pregnant again and very scard!! My OB says that is it very rare to get it again and is not worried at all. My concern is that my normal bp is 105/55 and at my last appt. it was 118/78. I know it is not high but for me it is. And I am scard to death I will lose my baby this time. Maybe I am over reaction concidering I am only 10 weeks pg. I don't know. I will have to update this story after the birth of this one. I pray all goes well
My wonderful son, Thomas born 01/22/02
After surviving a very traumatic first pregnancy with a nightmare delivery (30 hours of magnesium-induced hell, ending in an emergency c-section) and even more debilitating recovery, one would think I was DONE having children. Let's be ...