Post # 1
She is 37 weeks pregnant and went to the mid-wife today for a regular appointment. Apparently her blood pressure is quite high and now she’s being admitted to the hospital and the ob-gyn is taking over. She’ll probably be induced tomorrow.
This is so the opposite of what she wanted. It’s her first baby and she wanted the whole natural experience.
I am a bit upset because I am so far away and I can’t be there for her. PLus I am worried!!! I am really really worried that something bad will happen. Does anyone have any experience with this??
Post # 3
My friend’s sister just went through this – exact same thing. They admitted her, monitored her and then ended up releasing her after her blood pressure stabilized, then she naturally went into labor a week later. It could still work out!
Post # 4
Really? That’s great! I will keep my fingers crossed that happens for her 🙂
Post # 5
Keep us posted on your sister’s progress! I would be so anxious if I were you, too! But I’m sure she’ll be just fine.
Post # 6
Preeclampsia is pretty common if that’s what she ends up having. But that can mean just close monitoring for the rest of her pregnancy–which is very close to term even if she might need to be induced. Best of luck.
Post # 7
At 37 weeks, she’s in a really good space with the baby being old enough to deliver. I think she’ll be in good hands, and they’ll do what’s right for the health of baby and mom.
Keep us posted!
Post # 8
firstly remind yourself she is in good hands and she and bubby will be fine. i understand she has her own idea/birthplan but as long as she has a healthy baby in her arms and she is ok then all is good
sending positive thoughts and vibes to both you and her – hopefully her BP will settle down in the meantime
Post # 9
Don’t worry! My sister was born a month early becuase my mom’s blood pressure was too high, so they had to induce her too. Everything worked out perfect! DRs can do anything these days!!!! My son was born at about 37 weeks too, and everything went great. That is so exciting you will be an aunt soon! 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks bees. I love how supportive everyone is here. I will definitely keep everyone updated, but according to my mom we probably won’t know anything until tomorrow.
I am so excited to be an Aunt (first time!)
Post # 11
And pre-e has been a concern from the beginning because my mom had it… So I am very glad she’s in the hands of professionals! Just wish I could be there with her, this makes me feel even further away then I actually am!! 🙁
Post # 12
I’m sure everything will work out just fine – at least she’s in the hospital and had good timing with her appointment! Yay for that!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this exciting/nervous time!
Post # 13
The same thing happened to my best friend. She developed pre-eclampsia and had to be induced. She was also planning a drug-free homebirth. Although I’m sure she’s very disappointed it’s in her best interest because that condition can be quite dangerous if left unchecked. Try not to worry! Just remember that she’s in good hands and that she’s safe.
Post # 14
I had preeclampsia and was induced at 36 weeks. I gave birth vaginally after about 19 hours of labor and 15 minutes of pushing. I did end up having an epidural, even though I wanted to go natural. Pitocin is a beast.
My daughter was taken to NICU for about 2 hours after her birth because of some very minor breathing issues, but she was discharged the same day as me (born Friday morning, we went home Sunday morning). All is well now, but we did have to take her in to Children’s Hospital when she was 2 days old for her high bilirubin (she sat under blue lights overnight).
Don’t worry! At 37 weeks she will probably be just fine!
Post # 15
I am so sorry for your sister! Several of my friends work as nurses in maternity and they say more often than not, people’s birth plans go awry. The most important thing to reassure her that everything is okay, and she is doing what is best for her and her baby. What an amazing mommy!
Post # 16
I hope everything is going well. Like everyone said atleast she is in good hands and is far enough along. It can be really disapointing when things don’t go the way you plan for delivery, but just remind her that in the end she will have a beautiful baby and it doesn’t matter how they come into the word they are still perfect!