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25/07/2015 at 07:25
so today's topic is PE, which I had with my first baby. Hears a little run down of what happened.
At 39 weeks I woke up on Sunday morning with a feeling that something was wrong, I still don't know what told me that but I just knew! Baby was moving, I felt ok, didn't have any swelling. Had a few headaches but nothing major. I'd seen the midwife 2 days before and all was going fine.
after a talk with the midwife on labour ward she agreed to have me pop in and check me over as it was quiet, even tho it was just a feeling I had.
Once I got there my protin was +3 and my BP was sky high but I can't remember the number!!! I ant remember what the SYS was but I know the DIA was over 100.
So I've got a monitor to keep a eye on it this time and it's slowly creeping up
yestetdays was 134/83 which I know isn't that high but it's getting higher, I guess I'm just worried!
can anyone remember what numbers the blood pressure was reading? X
25/07/2015 at 11:58
I finally crashed when my BP hit 150/100
Whilst blood pressure is obviously a concern, it was the level of urate in my blood they were more worried about. Have you had blood tests for that? Right at the end mine was 625 and had made it to my liver.
25/07/2015 at 21:47
Level of what in your blood? Lol think that's come up wrong
mg next appointment with midwife is 2nd September which is ages away! I hope I'll get seen more often from then on, I'm terrified I'll get it again! My mum had it 3 times, first 2 babies were still born and I was born at 31 weeks weighing 1lb 13oz, she developed eclampsia and hellp and was in intensive care for 6 weeks so you can imagine why it scares me after my mums history.
I don't feel my midwife has been very supportive and has left me with no support, I've tryed getting a appointment to see her and was told to ring my GP unless it was a emergency
25/07/2015 at 23:28
Nope, that's right, urate:
How far along are you at the moment? Is there another midwife you can see? If not, and you're really concerned, I'd do what she says and go and see your gp and get him to check your BP etc.
26/07/2015 at 07:17
I'm 23 weeks so got a way to go yet! I'm monitoring my BP at home and the midwife I saw said I probably wouldn't see her as they do a change over of staff every so often, so I'm hoping I get a nice, friendly supportive midwife this time. She rushed through my last appointment and I had to ask her to listen to baby's heartbeat, said it wasn't routine at 16 week which is total BS! I honestly hope I don't meet her again as she just seemed to want to move on to next lady. Not our fault she was running late lol
no idea if they have tested for urate in my blood, guess I'll have to fine out!
Ive been to doctor and he found a UTI but everything else is fine, midwife said that I had a ''mild case'' of pre eclampsia which annoyed me. You either have it or you don't, I was lucky they caught it early and could control my BP with meds but that dosnt make it mild case, after all the only cure is delivery
what your PE story?
26/07/2015 at 14:40
Ugh, she does sound rubbish. Just to put your mind at rest a bit, you can have mild pre-eclampsia and it not get any worse throughout your pregnancy. If you're on BP meds and monitoring that at home then you're definitely on top of things Hopefully you'll get a nice midwife soon
With me, I've always had hypertension. My midwife referred me to my consultant at my 8 week booking in appointment but, because my BP hovered around 140/90 for most of my pregnancy, they never put me on BP meds until right after my son was born.
It all escalated very quickly, I was admitted to hospital at 32 weeks and my symptoms just got worse and worse. I ended up going into premature labour at 35+3 (had been measuring 40 weeks at 34 weeks!) but by the next morning the level of urate in my blood had hit dangerous levels, so they tried to induce me and put me on a magnesium sulphate drip. That drip made my BP drop like a stone to 100/50 and I passed out.
When I woke up they wheeled me through to the labour ward. I was flat on my back with drips and catheters etc and, after 8 hours of contractions, I was only 1cm dilated Then the contractions started coming back to back and I had a placental abruption, lost 3 pints of blood. They did a red crash c-section.
Hoping it won't be quite as dramatic this time round!
27/07/2015 at 07:55
Wow sound quite stressful, it was all quite relaxed on my side lol how many weeks are you now?
Im hoping I dont get it at all this time, praying for a water birth! But will see what happens I guess
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