Just wondering

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 : Just wondering

Postby jamilyn » Mon Apr 27, 638939 2:47 am

2nd pregnancy I was put on restriction from the start just to be safe and then on full bedrest at 30 weeks with delivery at 35 weeks. I was only diagnosed with PE at the very end so before full bedrest.
With my 3rd and last pregnancy I was put on partial bedrest at 10 weeks and full bedrest at 15 weeks (my BP was having very high spikes) with hospital bedrest at 23 weeks with PE diagnoses and delivered my son stillborn at 25 weeks after 4 days of being on Mag.

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Re : Just wondering

Postby jenmatt1 » Mon Apr 27, 638939 1:07 am

I am not on bedrest with this pregnancy but I am prepared for it just in case. However, my bp seems to be lower after I do some light exercise- like walking, swimming, etc. so I really do not want to give that up unless I have to. Holly's comment was actually ironic- we went to Disney about 3 weeks ago and I was worried about walking around all day in the sun- but I made sure I stayed hydrated and took my time- and my bp was actually very lower- below normal for those 2 days. Nothing about this whole disease makes sense sometimes

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Re : Just wondering

Postby hols537 » Sun Apr 26, 638939 10:16 pm

I was told to "take it easy" for the entire pregnancy (especially after an early BP spike). Specifically, when we had a trip to Disney, I was told not to walk and to get a wheelchair. Never was put on bedrest nor did I get PE.

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Re : Just wondering

Postby sonja » Sun Apr 26, 638939 10:03 pm

I was put on "partial bedrest" at around 14 weeks when I was put on bp meds. Basically my instructions were to find a 3 hour or so block of time each day to lay on my left side to get optimal nutrient to my baby. I never did have pre-e during my second pregnancy.

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Just wondering

Postby l412angel » Sun Apr 26, 638939 7:37 pm

In your second or third pregnancy...when were you put on bed rest?

Was it with or without a diagnosis of PE?

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