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by glimmer
Thu Jul 14, 638625 10:39 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Age and its effect on the risk for pre-e
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Re : Age and its effect on the risk for pre-e

<t>I thought that having more closely spaced pregnancies might reduce the risk of re-developing severe pre-eclampsia (with regard to waiting longer - it is definitely increased over not having had pre-eclampisa before). Obviously, it's very hard to distinguish that from an increased maternal age.......
by glimmer
Thu Jul 14, 638625 9:13 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When would you agree to be induced?
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

When would you agree to be induced?

<t>I had severe pre-eclampsia in my first pregnancy which manifested itself at 42 weeks, e.g. very late. I am currently 36 weeks into my second pregnancy (short gap between pregnancies, same father, but am 37) and diagnosed with mild pre-eclampsia (protein in the 300 hundreds; highest BP 140/90 (one...
by glimmer
Sun Jul 03, 638625 8:59 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Blood Pressure Readings Manual vs Automatic
Replies: 14
Views: 2325

Re : Blood Pressure Readings Manual vs Automatic

<t>40 point difference (diastolic), repeatable in the doctor's office with different manual and automatic cuffs and on different days. They say they have never seen anything like it. The difference is there only for me, not my husband - he gets the same reading within <10mm. It's a completely puzzle...
by glimmer
Sun Jul 03, 638625 8:45 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: 24 Hour Urine
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re : 24 Hour Urine

<t>M2M - these sound like great protein numbers to me. When my protein went down (from 425 to 320mg/24h) the OBGYN suggested that part of my placenta had "farkted" off causing the drop. I have never read this explanation anywhere else. But in her world is was a bad thing. Since then my numbers have ...
by glimmer
Mon Sep 30, 638622 4:48 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: still having problem with edema 2 years later
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re : still having problem with edema 2 years later

<t>I don't have any insight knowledge but know that being underwater/swimming can help your body to get rid of excess fluid. This is certainly not a treatment for the underlying causes but might help you with the symptoms while you are trying to come off the pills. I also think that under certain ci...
by glimmer
Sun Mar 17, 638622 7:45 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Nurses and BPs & fetal heart rates?
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re : Nurses and BPs & fetal heart rates?

<t>Sorry to hear about your BP story. I think it's good that you are not a passive patient!<br/> <br/> My understanding about fetal HP is that a dip is not of much concern, but the "recovery time" it takes to come back up again.<br/> I think it's the same as in labour, when the fetal HB dips during ...
by glimmer
Sun Dec 05, 638619 10:33 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Reverse "white coat syndrome"
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re : Reverse "white coat syndrome"

<t>I have the exact same thing happen, but in my case I took my BP measuring device in and it was very high then and there, while it showed much lower BP with their device. So there is a calibration issue in my case. (I bought two other calibrated sfigorometers, but they all show high values except ...
by glimmer
Sat Dec 04, 638619 10:14 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: feeling like I missed out
Replies: 11
Views: 1495

Re : feeling like I missed out

<t>know. Plus having two older children to look after makes is very tough indeed. I very much feel I have lost out on the birth I wanted (and will do so again - I am pg with number two and classified high risk and under tight control, when I wanted a homebirth....).<br/> <br/> I think you are doing ...
by glimmer
Tue Dec 22, 638618 2:02 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: +1 and 130/76 BP = ???
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re : +1 and 130/76 BP = ???

<t>I am sorry to hear of your worries. I guess "officially" you haven't met the BP that is diagnostic for pre-eclampsia<br/> (90/140 in two readings 6h apart) or >300mg protein in 24h-urine. I think a single +1 dipstick doesn't mean much, but I personally (not a medical expert!!) would have thought ...
by glimmer
Wed Sep 11, 638616 3:25 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: When does the 2nd tri dip start to go up?
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re : When does the 2nd tri dip start to go up?

May I ask what 2nd tri dip is, please? I am diagnosed with 2nd trimester pre-eclampsia and my first milestone is to make it to the third trimester. I embarce all information I can get... Thank you.

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