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by alviarin
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: high blood pressure at 27 + 4. Possible pre eclampsia again?
Replies: 20
Views: 22526

Re: high blood pressure at 27 + 4. Possible pre eclampsia again?

Congratulations, welcome baby Elizabeth!

How are you doing today? Swelling gone down any?
by alviarin
Wed Aug 03, 2016 01:42 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Pregnant and Scared
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Re: Pregnant and Scared

I'm so sorry you are dealing with fear and uncertainty at this time. Unfortunately preeclampsia/ HELLP syndrome often robs us of the joy of a normal pregnancy. If I were in your wife's shoes, I would try to get a referral to a MFM ASAP to ask how this pregnancy should be managed (and to get a better...
by alviarin
Wed Aug 03, 2016 01:17 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Preemie Baby Question!
Replies: 1
Views: 8492

Re: Preemie Baby Question!

I'm so sorry you lost your son Vincent to this terrible disease. I don't have preemie experience, but I was on blood pressure meds for chronic hypertension during my last pregnancy. Some women are even put on Labetalol during pregnancy. I was on another common blood pressure drug, a calcium channel ...
by alviarin
Wed Aug 03, 2016 01:01 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: high blood pressure at 27 + 4. Possible pre eclampsia again?
Replies: 20
Views: 22526

Re: high blood pressure at 27 + 4. Possible pre eclampsia again?

Did you get your results yet?

Good luck this week!
by alviarin
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When to deliver?
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: When to deliver?

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy to hear you are doing well and enjoying your sweet little one!
by alviarin
Wed Jul 27, 2016 08:10 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When to deliver?
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: When to deliver?

Hi Sarah,

Just wondering how you are doing? Do you have a delivery date set? Please update if you get a chance.
by alviarin
Wed Jul 27, 2016 08:08 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Confused and worried
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Confused and worried

Hi Amanda,

How are you doing this week? I hope you are still hanging in there or at least safely delivered. Please update if you can.
by alviarin
Thu Jul 21, 2016 04:32 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: high blood pressure at 27 + 4. Possible pre eclampsia again?
Replies: 20
Views: 22526

Re: high blood pressure at 27 + 4. Possible pre eclampsia again?

Glad to hear you are still hanging in there, and yay for 36 weeks! Thanks for the update.
by alviarin
Thu Jul 21, 2016 04:23 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When to deliver?
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: When to deliver?

Yes with preeclampsia symptoms are often labile. Your body tries to compensate but can only keep it up for so long. The average time from diagnosis to delivery with preeclampsia is two weeks, but that includes women who have little symptom for weeks and even months and those who rapidly become worse...
by alviarin
Thu Jul 21, 2016 04:11 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Confused and worried
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Confused and worried

I'm always worried when someone has possible neurological symptoms. I've never had the pre-e headache myself, but I was almost delivered at 36 weeks my last pregnancy for a migraine (since my BP and proteinura were trending up). If I hadn't responded to prescription meds my OB would have delivered m...

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