How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby kamden80 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 05:42 pm

I went into the ER at 7:00 pm on 10-24-07 with suspected pre-e and Emerson was born by emergency c-section at 9:52 am on 10-25. So, about 14 hours. His heart stopped beating which necessitated the c-section.

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby kywrite » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:36 pm

Jenarose Belle was born four days after my last post, when my PU started moving up and my B/P was hitting 200/110. This was right at 36 weeks. She weighed 6 lb 3 oz, exactly what her estimated measurements were two weeks before birth, and is doing very well, just like her big sister. So from diagnosis to delivery - about three weeks or so, but we watched everything like a hawk. SO glad I had this forum to tell me what I really needed to look for.

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby jsmith » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:25 pm

PE suspected at 23 weeks (bp of 160 over 100 and 24 h urin collection of 300) - officially diagnosed at 28 weeks. Ended up being induced at 39 weeks and 4 days!! Labile pressures all the way through but protein never went above 400mg. We were lucky and the PE never really progressed. We made it 17 weeks and had a healthy baby girl.

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby mrsike » Thu Dec 17, 2009 08:26 pm

I was "diagnosed" quite early, because of my borderline cases and ongoing blood pressure issues. My doc technically put the term "impending PE" in my file at 20 weeks and 1 day. Our original goal was make it to 36 weeks, and with each appointment it decreased by a week. At 26 week her transferred my care to a high-risk OB. He was determined to make it to 32 weeks - he got close she was born at 30 weeks and 5 days. She got bumped to the 31 week mark since that it what the ultrasound marked her at 31 weeks on the mark - even I though I know without a doubt the day she was conceived. ;) And fortunately, I was already in the hospital on bed rest. My urine tested at PE but not off-the freaking charts level at my nightly tinkle. Less than 6 hours later I had progressed to off-the freaking chart level and in the beginning stages of HELLP.

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby hols537 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 09:17 am

I was diagnosed at 30w and a few days and admitted to the hospital immediately. My son was born about a week and a half later. I did not get PE with my 2nd, but did leave the pregnancy with higher BPs which took about 6 months to return to normal.

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby sheri-ct » Mon Sep 21, 2009 08:05 am

I was diagnosed and rushed into surgery asap, but I think signs were missed along the way. I had bp issues, lots of swelling and my DS was not staying on his growth curve. I was in and out of the hospital a lot.

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby atvlady » Mon Sep 21, 2009 07:49 am

I had symptoms at 16 weeks of pre-e and PIH, HELLP symptoms at 18 weeks and delivered at 20 weeks due to liver failure, pulmonary edema and blood from kidneys. Darren did not live:(

Question: How many of you had subsequent pregnancies AFTER the ones noted here and did you get pre-e and/or HELLP again and if so, how early?
Thanks. This is a VERY good thread :D

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby kywrite » Mon Sep 21, 2009 02:34 am

With my daughter Scarlett, I was diagnosed and delivered the next day at 37 weeks, but they had been watching things steadily creep upward.

With this one, I hit 35 weeks yesterday and am watching my b/p growing less stable (sys anywhere from 129-179, di staying round 85-95, mostly around 145/90) and my protein going up - 250 at 31 wks, 590 about two weeks ago for formal dx, and 730 on friday. I've been on bedrest at home for two weeks, and boy I needed it. I have also turned down inpatient six times now because, frankly, being in a hospital bed without a computer/internet and worrying about my little Scarlett would stress me out more than sitting at home in bed, and we live three blocks from a clinic, minutes from the hospital.

However, my **** doctor (who I don't like or trust - military system) is not budging on delivering at 39 weeks. Does this make sense? Baby Jenarose is perfect and weighs 6 lb 3 oz already -- seems like if the amnio is okay this week or next, they should go ahead and deliver before the protein hits something dangerous.

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby tree » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:22 pm

Diagnosed with HELLP at around 10pm 35 weeks/0days, delivered by emergency c-section at 2 am. BP never rose above 130/90, and I made it to class I HELLP anyway...

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Re : How long from your PE diagnosis until delivery?

Postby christine lyn » Sun Sep 20, 2009 09:13 pm

I was diagnosed at 7 months/30 weeks and had my son within a few hours from finding out.


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