(Closed) Questions for moms who had pre-eclampsia

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

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. =)

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