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by angelr
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: You know your a premie parent when...
Replies: 8
Views: 3805

Re : You know your a premie parent when...

Yeah, I will never forget the smell of that hand scrub with the brush attached. Also, I recall the security guard waving me in with my bags of breast milk. It was such a sad, hopeful, unreal time...
by angelr
Fri Apr 23, 2010 06:40 pm
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Preeclampsia and risk of subsequent diabetes
Replies: 13
Views: 5009

Re : Preeclampsia and risk of subsequent diabetes

<t>I am not sure there is any way to know that everything resolves entirely at the cellular level... <br/> It's a chicken and egg situation... did the preeclampsia do something to predispose us further or would we have just developed HD and DM anyway. With GD there is a hyperinsulinemia along with i...
by angelr
Fri Apr 23, 2010 09:08 am
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Preeclampsia and risk of subsequent diabetes
Replies: 13
Views: 5009

Re : Preeclampsia and risk of subsequent diabetes

<t>Yes, diabetes is one of the known risk factors for PE. Elevated blood glucose causes endothelial damage(lining of the blood vessels)which is why diabetics are prone to micro and macro-vascular damage. The maternal manifestation of preeclampsia is widespread endothelial derangement so I suppose an...
by angelr
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: How do you stay calm about all of this?
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re : How do you stay calm about all of this?

<t>I would also definitely recommend an automatic home BP cuff. I am a very anxious person and my BP much higher at the MD office every time.<br/> I am sorry about your anxiety and insomnia. Let me tell you, I have been there. I used to watch the infomercials on TV at 2 am last summer when I was pre...
by angelr
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Preeclampsia and risk of subsequent diabetes
Replies: 13
Views: 5009

Re : Preeclampsia and risk of subsequent diabetes

<t>I had GD both pregnancies, PE both times. The first time (3 y ago) my blood glucoses went back to normal after delivery. This time, not so lucky. I have Type 2 DM now but still diet controlled (I am amazed how few carbs one should really be eating!) My BMI is 23, I am very active and have never b...
by angelr
Thu Apr 22, 2010 09:40 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Bed rest
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re : Bed rest

<t>The key here is to remember that we are all individuals. Modified bed rest helped me also, two times with preeclampsia. If I was up and around I would get headaches, BP would be 150/90. If I reclined or layed down, BP would be 110/70 and I felt better physically and mentally. I wore compression s...
by angelr
Thu Apr 22, 2010 09:21 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: How quickly can it happen? (update at end)
Replies: 20
Views: 1524

Re : How quickly can it happen? (update at end)

<t>PE can come on or worsen very, very quickly. My friend and I were just discussing how last year she served me a nice lunch on the couch (I was on bedrest)and by that night my BP was 170/100, I was seeing spots, had a terrible headache, lab values went crazy and had emergency C-section less than 2...
by angelr
Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: How deos Factor V cause Pre E?
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re : How deos Factor V cause Pre E?

<r>here's a place to start. <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=factor%20v%20leiden%20effect%20on%20preeclampsia&itool=QuerySuggestion"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term ... Suggestion">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=factor%20v%20leiden%2...
by angelr
Mon Apr 19, 2010 09:26 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: How deos Factor V cause Pre E?
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re : How deos Factor V cause Pre E?

Preeclampsia is a disease of the lining of the blood vessels (endothelium). Factor V Leiden causes underlying endothelial dysfunction so even in the absence of obvious clots, with Factor V Leiden there can be fibrin deposition in the blood vessels. (fibrin is an element of clot formation)
by angelr
Mon Apr 19, 2010 08:40 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: It goes down when I lay down... so what now?
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re : It goes down when I lay down... so what now?

<t>Initially my BP would go down if on my left side but then near the end was high all the time. Bedrest is to keep your pressures as low as possible and reduce stress on the baby. When BP is high the baby might not get the nutrients and oxygen it needs to grow thru the umbilical cord and placenta. ...

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