+2? - update

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Re : +2? - update

Postby kbunsey » Sat Nov 18, 638609 4:08 am

Good news. Keep doing what you're doing!

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Re : +2? - update

Postby stacylw » Tue Nov 07, 638609 3:21 pm

That's great news- I'm really happy for you and totally understand what you're going through. I don't know why but those dipsticks are very inaccurate, and I've read some medical papers saying the same thing. They're just for screening people, and can be thrown off by things like discharge, mucus, etc. since those all have protein in them.

I had 2+ at 28 weeks, and the same thing happened with my 24 hour (it was negative for PE). That's now happened once more, and I think it just makes us nervous and anxious, that's about it. But, its good that they're following closely despite driving us crazy.

Good luck in the coming weeks. Day by day is definitely the way to go!

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Re : +2? - update

Postby brianned5 » Tue Nov 07, 638609 1:10 am

Great news!

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Re : +2? - update

Postby amanda » Mon Nov 06, 638609 7:45 pm

Congratulations - I'm so glad that your test was so positive!!!

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Re : +2? - update

Postby babyemsmom » Mon Nov 06, 638609 6:55 pm

Glad to hear it!
Stay away PE:)

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Re : +2? - update

Postby dolphinjen » Mon Nov 06, 638609 6:38 pm

My 24-hour was 178, so not even near the 300 mark, thank God. Thanks, everyone. I'm still taking it easy and that seems to be helping. So much activity with babies being born, it's very motivating to do what needs to be done to get thru this pregnancy with a healthy baby.

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Re : +2? - update

Postby karoliina » Thu Sep 21, 638609 11:28 am

Nice to see you again, Jenny!

I think it's likely you have SOME protein as it's +2, but it might not be as much as it seems.

Drinking a lot of fluids won't cure or stop you from getting PE, but in my understanding it helps your kidneys that will be under a lot of pressure when pregnant - especially if you get PE. So it's always good to drink that water (not too much, though). :)

Good luck and let us know the results!

Karoliina

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Re : +2? - update

Postby amanda » Thu Sep 21, 638609 4:00 am

Hey Jenny -
About the 24 hour - it's really the best way to get a baseline of where you are and be able to judge next steps so I'm so glad that your docs are doing one! About water effecting PE - unfortunately no but I so WISH that you could drink enough to ward off PE! Although like Julie said it can impact the result of a dipstick test and if you are having trouble keeping things down then yes, it could absolutely make you produce a more concentrated output which would then be questionable for the dipstick result.

All that to say again, yes I'm glad they are doing the test...
I've thinking about you a lot - I'm glad to see you here...

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Re : +2? - update

Postby dolphinjen » Thu Sep 21, 638609 12:58 am

Hello, I've been here, just lurking and cheering whenever something lovely happens for one of you. I've just been anxious and depressed so I just have tried to limit my total internet time, b/c sometimes too much knowledge = a scared mama. I'm really touched by your words, thank you for your welcome back. I will try to be a more stable presence. Everyone here is incredibly warm, encouraging and full of knowledge.

I started my 24 hour today. So drinking lots and lots of water must help with staving off PE? The meds I'm taking are still making me pukey, so taking in anything by mouth is a unpleasant chore, but I've heard over and over that water is essential so I will try harder at this for the baby. I can't believe she's 23 weeks. If I can make it to 27 or even 28 weeks I'll be so grateful. I'm not even thinking 37 at this point...day by day, right?

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Re : +2? - update

Postby babyemsmom » Wed Sep 20, 638609 6:55 pm

I was just thinking about you too! Glad to see you around again...but again sorry that you have a "worried" question. I hope the 24 hour comes back ok. Please do let us know. We'll all be thinking about you :)


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