Im hoping for some advice or someone to tell me Im just overreacting if thats the case. My best friend is preggo with her first baby. She has been measuring a couple wks ahead of her due date so they did an ultrasound last wk which showed the baby is meausring big. At 38wks the baby weighed approx 9.5 pounds and it also showed that her amniotic fluid was very low so they admitted her for 24 hours and gave her 5 bags of IV fluids, and then sent her home. She, her hubby, family and friends all are very nervous and asked about being induced due to the baby being so big and the danger of her fluids low and they said no. Today she went in for another check and now her BP is up and showing a small amount of protein in her urine. They are having her do 24hour urine collection tomorrow at home and come back on thursday, which is her due date. She is also very VERY swollen. Her feet, legs, hands, everything. Not just a little "normal pregnancy" type swollen....its bad... She can barely walk!
We are all worried that the baby is in danger. This appears to be a large baby, with low amniotic fluids, and now she is showing early signs of preeclampsia.
We are considering taking her to another hospital ER and asking them to take a look at her. The problem is, she doesnt seem to be too worried. Everyone is panicking but her. She is very mellow and doesnt seem nervous or scared at all. Ive had 4 kids and I know if i were in her situation, id be freaking out right now.
I would love to get advice from you ladies on this. Do you think Im overreacting? What would you do in this situation? If it was your baby, would you agree with this? I want to add she is going to a womens center type clinic and its a small town hospital...i am wanting to take her into the city, to a bigger hospital but I think she thinks Im crazy.
PLease give me some advice. Im terrified something is going to happen to this baby, it just seems like she has too many things wrong. I think they need to get the baby out. Im afraid something bad is going to happen. Do you think I should just let her be and trust these doctors?
What do you all think?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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