Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Are you pregnant again after having preeclampsia once already in a previous pregnancy? Post your thoughts/concerns here - there are others who share your feelings. This is also the home of our Bedrest Buddies Support group.
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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby alviarin » Tue Feb 14, 2017 09:50 pm

Congratulations, thanks for the update! Welcome baby Elena! Glad to hear you are doing well too!

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby dracarey » Tue Feb 14, 2017 06:40 pm

Elena was born on February 8th at 39 weeks and 1 day! That was our scheduled c section date, and we made it! She was 8 lbs 2 oz (much bigger than we were expecting) and we're both doing great. After surgery we were in the hospital for a standard 3 days. My blood pressure was elevated, but blood work good and no proteinuria or edema. I had some serious anxiety that I had not anticipated, triggered by being back in the hospital, and I think the nurses thought I had come unhinged. But really, after a traumatic first pregnancy, the smells, sounds, etc. combined with waiting for something bad to happen is something I should have expected. So, for anyone else who found themselves dealing with echoes of PTSD, whether or not your pregnancy/birth was complication free, I think that's completely normal. Don't let anyone make you feel bad! Now 1 week after birth my BP is really good, and I will continue to monitor it over the coming weeks. We are so pleased with how things turned out, and just wish we had an explanation for what the difference was between the two pregnancies. I wish I could attach a picture but it keeps telling me the file is too large! You'll have to take my word for it that she's beautiful. ;)

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby alviarin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 06:17 pm

And congrats to Tammy and Smartie! Welcome babies Leonard and Maddox!!!

Anne Marie, are you still hanging in there? Any updates?
Hypothyroid mom to
Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire (dx'd with pre-e and induction at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby alviarin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 06:13 pm

Tammy,
How are you doing? I hope your BP came down or is behaving on meds.
Hypothyroid mom to
Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire (dx'd with pre-e and induction at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby Tammy0173 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 03:28 am

Dang it. 3 days pp and my blood pressure is high. Should I go ahead and call or give it a few days to see if it will work itself out? I guess I have the weekend to watch it and see

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby Tammy0173 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 01:51 am

Ended up getting induced on Tuesday morning. I was starting to swell up and my blood pressure spiked. Since we were officially over the 37 week mark she decided tk just do it now and not risk anything. Maddox made his appearance late Tuesday and he's perfect and healthy. My blood pressure is back to low 100s/50s. It only stayed high for a few hours after delivery and slowly went down

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby Tammy0173 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 05:11 pm

My blood pressure is completely back to normal. Well not my personal norm but below then140/90s. Why must it confuse the crap out of me!? These fluctuations are really getting the best of me. I'm just ready to be done.

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby smartie » Fri Jan 20, 2017 01:28 am

Hi all!
I hope that you are feeling well now that everyone is nearing due dates!
We welcomed our beautiful baby boy Leonard on 10 January weighing in at 7 lbs 11 oz! Birth by C section and both of us doing well!! My BP is was consistently 145/95 for the last two weeks of pregnancy but no signs of PE.
Best of luck to everyone in the coming weeks x
Sue

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby Tammy0173 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 01:15 am

I'm doing better after my appt. I'm doing another 24 hour urine test starting tomorrow. Had a bpp ultrasound and a growth scan and baby is doing fine. At my appt my bp was lower, of course lol 146/82. But I've been put on a "rest as much as you possibly can with a 1.5 year old". Doing very small things makes it spike up but nothing like last night. I'm finding it hard to breath when it does spike. My chest feels achey and I can't seem to quite catch my breath. So maybe I'm also just having some anxiety considering I'm at the point in my pregnancy where things went sour with my first baby. I actually just took it a few minutes ago and it was 144/88. She bumped my appt up to Monday which is right at 37 weeks so we will reassess. Only thing is I have my cardiologist appt on Monday as well so I'm not sure which one I should push back...

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Re: Anyone due in January/February 2017?

Postby dracarey » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 pm

Thought about you a lot today, Tammy. Wondering how you're doing?

Anne Marie


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