(Closed) Preeclampsia question…

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2017 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have to dash off to work but wanted to respond quickly to your post. I had preeclampsia with my first baby. The only signs before I was diagnosed were extreme swelling (face, feet, arms, etc.) then at 33 weeks I went in for a regular visit and my doctor looked at my blood pressure and the protein in the urine and had me drive straight to the hospital.

I was there one night and the swelling and blood pressure went way down. I was sent home for bed rest and then induced at 37 1/ 2 weeks and we were both fine.

I don’t know what the burning pain could be, maybe it’s just indigestion. My bigger concern is that your midwife and ob should be treating you as if you had full blown peeclampsia. This is a vey dangerous problem, as I’m sure you know. Maybe you need bed rest and some monitoring until you deliver and they should be wanting to take the baby as soon as it’s safe.

That’s the only “cure”. Please express your concern and see what they tell you. Sometimes you have to be really assertive and advocate for yourself, no matter how good your doctors are.

Good luck and take care. As long as precautions are taken you both will be fine and healthy-just don’t take this lightly.

Post # 5
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Yes! I kept feeling a “purring” sensation, too… 

I was hospitalized at 37 weeks but my levels evened out (platelets, proteins, blood pressure) enough that I was released on very strict bed rest (laying on left side only for days on end, bi-weekly appointments and weekly ultrasounds)until a day past my due date and then induced. It was really hard not being able to do anything but my beautiful boy was born 8lbs 2oz. 

Post # 6
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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@mwitter80:  I hope everything went ok today, I didn’t realise you are on bedrest. Lots of good thought for you and your little one!

Post # 7
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@mwitter80:  sending you love mama! I know you have had a rough go at pregnancy (and ttc for that matter) but you are in the final stretch and my god thta baby boy is gonna be so beautiful. I can’t wait to see his picture. Sending you vibrations of good health and peace for the next two weeks. I hope you are taking good care of you and pampering yourself some in the heat of this. 

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