Went in to L & D yesterday due to having contractions that would not stop. They felt like very stong BH and would not go away. Also feeling dizzy and seeing spots. We I was at L&D I was having real contractions and BP was really high-- I was given a injection for the babies lungs and give IV fluids 3 bags they said I was dehydrated due to the warm weather we are having... they took blood and urine samples. There was a trace of protein in my urine but labs came back fine. The doctor is concerned due to the High BP and some puffyness in face and hands. I am on strick bedrest until Monday when I go back in for another BP check and NST --Answer Question
Answer by Alejandra10 at 11:16 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by Fistandantalus at 11:18 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
If you are 36 weeks along the baby may be far enough along to not go to the NICU if born now. If you are 38 weeks the baby's brain is much more developed. Those are two goals to look forward to.
Bedrest doesn't stop labor. If you do research you will find there is no evidence to back the recommendation of bedrest. Doctors order bedrest because that's what doctors have always done (standard of care).
If you don't have a blood pressue cuff you could have someone go out and buy one for you so you can monitor your bp at home. You may also be able to get urine dipsticks for protein. I would want to know.
Answer by Gailll at 11:21 AM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by hornz102485 at 12:08 PM on Aug. 7, 2010
Answer by san78 at 9:34 AM on Aug. 8, 2010