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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby brandib » Tue Feb 02, 2010 02:29 pm

How are you sweetpea?????

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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby onfaith » Sat Jan 30, 2010 02:11 pm

Ilovesweetpea - just catching this! Sorry for the drama you are enduring. It is scary and I have often thought the same thing. While I am thrilled for every day and week I get, it comes with it's own amount of concern. The constant questions, "is this something I should be concerned about?", "what about this?"...it's frustrating. I am so glad that you've been able to get an MFM. My OB and specialists have been huge advocates in easing my concerns. They are so open to every phone call, question and issue. I hope you find the same reliance. Anyway, just wanted to say I understand and would be thinking about you. I, too, have PIH and have since 26 weeks....about every 10 days they've upped my meds, because they stop working and just recently they added Procardia, which does not make me feel great. My babe has been bigger for his gestation and passed his NST's....but it is hard to know when to be concerned. His baseline is always really hard to get. And now that I am nearing 34 weeks, I, too, am looking forward to having him home and safe. Don't think the relief will hit 'til then! Again, thinking of you and look forward to the continued updates!

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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby Guest » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:57 am

quote:Originally posted by rebecca2

Oh, I hate that buzzer! But I'm glad it finally woke her up and you saw some movement. When do you go back for another BPP? I would insist on doing either BPP or NST frequently at least until Ava starts being much more active.


They didn't mention or schedule a follow-up BPP or NST. I do have an ultrasound in about 3 weeks (they are doing them monthly due to the PIH). I think my doctor had previously mentioned doing NSTs starting at 34 weeks. (I'm 28 1/2 now).

I have another appointment in two weeks - I'll ask about follow-up NSTs and BPPs then.

I've been doing kick counts, and while she isn't super active she has indeed passed the kick count test I've done so far.

Ug... I just wish I was a full term already. I don't think the worry will end until I'm holding her safe in my arms. (There will be new worries then, of course, but I always find pregnancy far more stressful than having a newborn.)


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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby l412angel » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:34 pm

I agree with Rebecca!

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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby rebecca2 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 09:32 pm

Oh, I hate that buzzer! But I'm glad it finally woke her up and you saw some movement. When do you go back for another BPP? I would insist on doing either BPP or NST frequently at least until Ava starts being much more active.

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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby l412angel » Thu Jan 28, 2010 05:50 pm

Please be careful with puffy eyelids and swollen hands! All symptoms of PE. Yes I would believe that that swelling and pitting edema is a cause for concern.

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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby Guest » Thu Jan 28, 2010 03:12 pm

I think April 19th is my official due date. Thanks for the congrats! I'm so glad she passed too - better late than never, right?

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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby brandib » Thu Jan 28, 2010 03:02 pm

I'm sorry she didn't pass with flying colors, but I'm very happy that she is well and did pass!!!! I've never had one of those before. When is ur due date???

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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby Guest » Thu Jan 28, 2010 02:15 pm

Thanks, glimmer!

I just got back and things are ok! They had me do a biophysical profile - which most of you probably know is a timed ultrasound test. it was actually pretty scary to me. She wasn't moving at all. They buzzed her like crazy but she didn't move. They had me move and drink stuff, it had no effect. The worst part was that the tech was getting visibly nervous about things. Then at literally the last minute (I'm talking minute 29 of the 30 minute time limit) she moved, twice. They were small movements, but enough to pass the test. She let me go a little overtime and caught breathing practice and reflexes (I believe she closed and opened her hand) and all that was good enough to pass.

The doctor told me to start doing regular kick counts at home. She also said the baby is measuring a week behind and my amniotic fluid is a big high, but didn't seem overly concerned about either.

So I feel better -- but i wish she had passed the test more readily. I didn't need that emotional drama.

Thanks for your support, everyone!

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Re : crazy high morning bps - UPDATED AGAIN 1/28

Postby glimmer » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:27 am

It's all terribly worrying. I am glad you are calling in.
I think they might suggest to do an NST which is when they count active and resting phases via some device. I think 28 weeks is a bit early but that's when they suggested I start them.

I think a lot is interpreted "in the big picture" - if there are no pregnancy complications, one week small is probably no issue. However, if you have PE/PIH it might be...

There is a subjective measurement error in the ultrasound and interestingly the one time the sonographer thought I was diagnosed with IUGR she made the baby much smaller then she was in a subsequent ultrasound where the sonographer did not know why I was there.

This is no criticism, just to let you know that there is a margin of error.

Hope things stay stable as long as possible!



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