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by kelly w
Sat Mar 12, 2005 05:48 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: How many braxton hicks are too many?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re : How many braxton hicks are too many?

<t>If you have 4 or more contractions in an hour, you need to call your doctor. The problem is there is no way to know whether they are "just" Braxton Hicks, or if they are the "real thing". Often when you call with 4 in an hour, they will tell you to drink 2 big glasses of water and lie down for an...
by kelly w
Sat Mar 12, 2005 04:28 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: ANOTHER QUESTION
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re : ANOTHER QUESTION

<t>I'm a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, so I'll answer this from that perspective [because I know a lot more about VBACs than I do about our complications! [:)] ]. <br/> <br/> They used to say "once a Cesarean, always a Cesarean". Then in the 1990s, VBACs became "the" thing and almost all doc...
by kelly w
Fri Mar 11, 2005 07:21 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Labile Blood Pressure?
Replies: 10
Views: 3934

Re : Labile Blood Pressure?

<r>Thanks for the reply Julie. <br/> <br/> I do know PIH/Pre-E/Eclampsia are very serious. I just feel so frustrated - my doctors really are acting as if its no big deal. It is frightening to me, but then after a visit like today I wonder if maybe I'm over-reacting? [Then I go and read more studies ...
by kelly w
Fri Mar 11, 2005 06:58 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Sick w/Cold & Fluid Levels
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re : Sick w/Cold & Fluid Levels

<t>Dear Lisa, <br/> <br/> I'm sorry you are sick! <br/> <br/> I am not a medical professional [:)], but I think that being sick can affect fluid levels, especially if you have taken any kind of decongestant. From what I understand the decongestant can "dry out" all your bodily fluids, including amni...
by kelly w
Fri Mar 11, 2005 04:26 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 25 week appt did not go well
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re : 25 week appt did not go well

<t>Susan, I'm sorry to hear about the additional worries. [:(] Just what you needed I'm sure. <br/> <br/> This may sound really crazy, but flax meal is high in fat and also pretty yummy in baked goods, added to smoothies & soy yogurt, etc. Its really good for you too. <br/> <br/> Here is a recip...
by kelly w
Fri Mar 11, 2005 03:47 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Finally, some answers...(long)
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re : Finally, some answers...(long)

<t>I understand your doctor's concern with some of your conditions, but, especially with regard to PIH, my understanding is that among mothers who have PIH in their first pregnancy, only about 30% of them will develop it in their second pregnancy. It is more common the first time around, though I th...
by kelly w
Fri Mar 11, 2005 01:44 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Labile Blood Pressure?
Replies: 10
Views: 3934

Labile Blood Pressure?

<r>I am utterly confused right now and I wondered if anyone had encountered anything like this. I have had 3 previous babies, all with PIH onset about 32 weeks and inductions at 38 weeks w/ vaginal deliveries. I never progressed past high blood pressure with these babies, but my blood pressures at t...

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