BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till tmw?

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby alexis » Mon Feb 20, 2012 08:55 pm

Whoops! Not sure why I got the idea it was a girl. Congrats on your son! :)
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Aliza - 01/05/2007 - Severe preeclampsia, emergency CS 37 weeks
Isaac - 09/26/2011 - controlled on 150mg Toprol, NO PE, 39 weeks!

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby caryn » Mon Feb 20, 2012 04:09 pm

That decision, right there, is why MFMs get paid the big bucks. If you ask, I'm sure that your doc will be able to tell you why they decided to move to delivery. Like I said, for me, it was a sudden BIG decel in my son's heartrate, one where the rebound took more time than it should have. Often they are better out than in; the placenta just isn't functioning properly. Often you are really far sicker than you feel and your kidneys just aren't functioning properly, or your bloodwork is showing ominous signs.

Give little Jack a snuggle from all of us when you get to hold him!
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The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby GeorgiaGirl » Mon Feb 20, 2012 05:32 am

Thank you... actually he is a boy, our sweet son John Jr. (baby Jack)... He's doing well in the NICU; my BP is still showing a few high readings (still on two meds) but mostly normal ones... everyone is sure I will now have permanent chronic hypertension. I have been a sobbing mess worried about my baby, worried they made the wrong call and he should have been left inside me for longer, but I know he's in good hands with this NICU... he seems to be a feisty little fighter so we're praying he will be okay.
Julia, age 40
six first-trimester miscarriages
expecting a miracle baby May 3, 2012
diagnosed with chronic hypertension at 22 weeks; high risk of PE (extremely low PAPP-A, bilateral uterine artery notching and other risk factors)
diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 27w5d
delivered my miracle baby, John Jr. ("Jack") at 29w1d, 2 pounds 8 ounces of absolute perfection

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby alexis » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:53 pm

Congratulations on your baby girl! Thinking of both of you and hoping for easy recoveries.
Chronic hypertension
Aliza - 01/05/2007 - Severe preeclampsia, emergency CS 37 weeks
Isaac - 09/26/2011 - controlled on 150mg Toprol, NO PE, 39 weeks!

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby trish » Sat Feb 18, 2012 06:17 pm

Congratulations mama! So glad you were in the hospital being monitored so they could move quickly! Keep us updated when you can. I will be keeping you and baby in my thoughts and prayers.
Trish: mama to my 3 PE Princesses:
Elizabeth 11/6/03 induced at 37 weeks for PE
Katie 4/13/05 induced at 38 weeks for PE
Allison 12/27/07 induced at 36 weeks for PE then PP PE & BP issues for over a year

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby libby123 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 05:57 pm

Congratulations! Hope all is well.
Mommy to Sailor Ann, born on February 17th 2011 at 36 weeks by c-section due to PIH that slowly turned into preeclampsia.

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby cmccaffrey » Sat Feb 18, 2012 05:01 pm

Prayers for you and your little one that you guys continue to recover and heal. <3
Christa (25) & J (26)
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby tree » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:08 am

Welcome to the world, little baby! I hope you are recovering well and that your little one is healthy and growing.
Daughter born April 2009 at 35 weeks due to Class 1 HELLP

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby caryn » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:12 am

Welcome Earthside, little one!
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?

Caryn, @carynjrogers, who is not a doctor and who talks about science stuff *way* too much
DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy

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Re: BP reading of 178/110... go to ER or okay to wait till t

Postby sam10 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 08:39 am

Congratulations! And welcome little precious one!
I'll keep thinking of both of you!
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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