Post # 1
I don’t think I have pre-eclampsia (just had a scare, so I got checked and everything looks good), but since I thought I might have I was reading about it and read that most caregivers recommend induction or c-sections to deliver baby ASAP to keep baby healthy/safe, and that if the mom isn’t term yet (which I’m not) they will give you the drug/med that helps develop baby’s lungs so they can be born pre-term.
I had planned on a natural birth, and just wondering how that works with pre-eclampsia.
You moms who had pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, how did you deliver your baby? And how far along were you?
I’m just curious 🙂
Post # 3
My friend had pre-eclamsia and she was able to push, but was administered an epidural when her blood pressure simply became too high from the pain of her contractions. She delivered at 37 weeks and was induced because they didn’t feel it was wise to wait longer than that and the baby was almost 8 pounds at that point!
I know some people will argue this, but in my experience and knowing people in the medical profession, doctors really do prefer you to push when possible rather than a c-section so that will always be the first route they prefer you to take unless it’s an exceptional circumstance. Either way, it’s good to prepare for the fact that anything can happen during labor and delivery and to mentally ready yourself for all avenues.
Post # 4
There was a mom on another baby board that was diagnosed wtih pre eclampsia and she was able to revert it.
Most of the time though I believe they will either induce early (depending on your b/p & stats) or schedule a cesarean. It really depends upon the doctor, I personally know a handful that seem to just look for reasons to schedule BUT know that not all are like that.
Let me see if I can track down that other mom’s thread.
ETA: Here’s what the other mom did to help reverse hers…
“I was taking baths to reduce the swelling, resting and eating more protein and no processed food… And it all helped!”
Here numbers went down and she was able to have her birthing center birth. =)