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by laura
Fri May 06, 2011 08:29 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: How do they decide-bp meds or mag + delivery?
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: How do they decide-bp meds or mag + delivery?

I agree with Caryn and would add that sometimes they're looking for signs that the preeclampsia is starting to effect your central nervous system. My doc saw that my reflexes were beyond brisk and I had "the headache" and that seemed to earn me a ticket to mag. Like Caryn said, there's no foolproof ...
by laura
Fri May 06, 2011 08:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: fibromyalgia and preeclampsia
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: fibromyalgia and preeclampsia

I know this question is a few weeks old- but I've heard it postulated that fibromyalgia is actually an autoimmune disorder. Given that it is more of a syndrome rather than a specific disease makes it harder to nail down the evidence, but I understand that there is work being done on that. It has bee...
by laura
Fri May 06, 2011 02:33 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Postpartum bp question
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Postpartum bp question

Hi Flori- I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I've been on the forums a long time and met a lot of people, but horror over tragedies like yours never fade--- As a long time chronic hypertension-er, I can say that my BPS go nuts post pregnancy. The hemodyamic changes your body goes through hit some...
by laura
Fri May 06, 2011 02:21 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Post Pardom PE
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Re: Post Pardom PE

HA! Once the science went the way of the sftball and vegee, it went completely over my head. Thank you guys for explaining it so well! Now, I'll only have to read it about 50 more times before I can comfortably explain it to someone else!
by laura
Sun Apr 24, 2011 05:58 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Anyone had a baby before 28 weeks
Replies: 16
Views: 16317

Re: Anyone had a baby before 28 weeks

Happy Easter everyone! Miami, I've been in that exact place, waiting and watching and wishing I had an answer of how to get through subsequent pregnancies... I developed htn early on with my 2nd pregnancy, and spent months on bed rest and relied on the "well, I'm fine this hour and there's no need t...
by laura
Mon Apr 11, 2011 09:47 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Does no pregnancy symptoms = bad news?
Replies: 10
Views: 1877

Re: Does no morning sickness = bad news?

And I was horribly sick for *months* and still ended up with hypertensive pregnancies. I think to some progesterone levels are implicated in morning sickness- but aren't necessarily associated with later preeclampsia.
by laura
Mon Apr 11, 2011 09:44 pm
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: 13 weeks and PE is Coming Back!!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1195

Re: 13 weeks and PE is Coming Back!!!!!!

@astchick- You poor honey! I'm so sorry to hear that you're geting 'quirky' so early. Being a fellow PCOS'er and now chronic hypertension mom, I totally can feel your pain because I have totally been there. (and am nuts enough to have done it again, and again!) The good news, though, is that you hav...
by laura
Mon Apr 11, 2011 09:24 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: What do labile bps mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: What do labile bps mean?

Trish, that's the same thing I've heard about labile pressures, too. Another thing to keep in mind is that most women will experience a dip in blood pressure during the second trimester due to the increased blood volume of pregnancy, and then that pressure will rise back up to your pre pregnancy bas...
by laura
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Low Amniotic fluid help ASAP please
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Low Amniotic fluid help ASAP please

Oh nuts- it's been almost a week since you last posted, I hope you're safe with babe. I've definitely been there, and have two great kids who's greatest challenge now is their parentage. Please update when you can.
by laura
Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Pregnant Again?
Topic: Kick counts
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Kick counts

holy moly, this board keeps eating my replies! I've had docs say to start doing them at 28 weeks, and then the next one said 32, cautioning me that when I started at 28 anyway that the baby was still small enough that you may not feel consistent movements all the time. I'm a huge fan of kick counts-...

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