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Are you worried about your partners pregnancy? Has your partner already had preeclampsia? Do you have advice for other dads who could be going through similar experiences as yourself? Post here!
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Postby fiona » Sun Mar 04, 2007 02:51 pm

Bryan, welcome - I'm so sorry to hear your wife has developed complications.

With that BP and proteinuria, your wife has met the diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia. The average time from diagnosis to delivery is two weeks - obviously there is a lot of leeway in that, but it's worth bearing in mind.

Preeclampsia can progress very rapidly - some women go from okay to severe in hours, others inch along to almost full term. Though 33 weeks sounds very scary, it's actually a pretty good place to be from our perspective and babies born around that time generally do very well.

I do have some questions. Is your wife's OB a high risk specialist? Did he talk about what symptoms/BPs means another trip into L&D? Are you monitoring her BP at home?

What about the numbness in her legs? That sounds worrisome to me - were you given any explanation?

And when is she due for her next check up?

(Sorry for the interrogatiion - but it does help us to get a fuller picture.)

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I'm new and learning

Postby schouman » Sun Mar 04, 2007 02:25 pm

My wife is pregnant with our first little boy at 33 weeks along. Last week she had numbness in her legs, so she went to the doctors office. Her bp was 135/103 so they sent her to L&D for labs. Her 24 hour test showed 306. Her doctor prescribed bedrest for the remainder of her pregnancy.

I just found the site and appreciate the information very much. Anyone with ideas or anything that I need to know would be greatly appreciated.


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