Post # 1
So I’ve been going through a lot of things the past couple weeks regarding my pregnancy. Basically my midwife and ob say that I have borderline preeclampsia and that I’ve been “dancing around” the diagnosis. The main factor being that I haven’t had any protein in my urine.
Last night I started getting this burning pain under my sternum and it radiates out a littel under my breasts. One of the symptoms I’m suppose to watch out for is upper belly pain.
Did anyone have this with their preeclampsia? It’s not tender when I push on it, it’s all internal, and if I take a deep breath it hurts. I have a call into the doctor and I’m waiting for her to call me back, but I’m just trying to ease my mind a little bit, in hopes that maybe this new pain is just something normal and not another preeclampsia sign.
Thanks In Advance
Post # 3
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 # 4
@PutABirdOnIt: I am on bed rest already. I’m getting really good care, I’m sorry I didn’t express that here and give the whole story. I’ve posted it before and just questioned this new symptom.
They have me coming in this afternoon and when I just spoke with her, she suggested that I may have to go into the hospital until I hit 37 weeks (13 days).
It’s hard to stay relaxed, when everything is so stressful 🙁
Post # 5
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
@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
@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.
Post # 8
I forgot to update this thread when I got home.
It is still determined that I am borderline on the preeclampisa diagnosis. They have put me on blood pressure medicine (which makes me cringe), but I know it’s what is best for both of us and will keep me out of the hospital.
Similar to @rachiecakes: I am still on bedrest as well and will have bi-weekly appts going forward until the end. I will also have ultrasounds once per week to measure and watch baby and non-stress tests every Monday. It’s a lot! However, I know it’s worth it to get our little guy (who is now over 7lbs and not so little lol).
Thank you everyone for your help and your kind words!