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How do midwives and moms handle laboring at home with preeclampsia?

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Is it possible to have preeclampsia and labor at home or is it too dangerous? My blood pressure has suddenly become high and Im 34 weeks with my first baby. I dont have preeclampsia yet but my mom and sis both had it.I am planning to labor at home without a midwife and then deliver in the hospital. I am worried that my blood pressure and possible preeclampsia during labor will hinder this. I just ordered a blood pressure wrist moniter so I know when my blood pressure is too high. Any advice is appreciated.
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by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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TTC2Long
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:06 PM
Food sources are great and should be the first line of attack, but definitely fill in the gaps with quality suppliments like the one shared below. :)

Quoting FrumpyMama:

Natural Calm is your best bet because of how quickly it's absorbed.

Quoting TTC2Long:

Get a suppliment!



Quoting Corina1987:

I was looking up foods with magnesium . I always eat cereal so thats good. I have to eat more sun flower seeds again and all the other foods. I wish they would have given me extra magnesium supplements from the start since preeclampsia runs in my family.







Quoting TTC2Long:

You should get 400-800mg of magnesium per day. I doubt your prenatal has that. I take my multivitamin in the am and multimineral, with calcium and magnesium, in the pm. The reason is that iron and calcium block the absorption of the other, so if they are both contained in the same vitamin, they cancel each other out. Also. If your vitamins are from synthetic sources, rather than food-based, you're only getting a fraction of what is on the label.



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Corina1987
by Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:38 PM
Its hard to exercise since Ive had bleeding throughout the pregnancy atleast once a month so I was told to not exercise or walk. Ive been put on bed rest a few times. I still walk a lot and that often makes me have some bleeding or false labor. I cant win. I stay active cleaning and cooking all day. I occasionally do some pregnancy yoga too even though I shouldn't.


Quoting FrumpyMama:

I would attack your diet and exercise first. Stop eating anything that is known to be a bp trigger, make sure you are take a stroll every day.  My midwives recommended me taking magnesium to help keep it lower as well. There are a lot of things to do, but if you start suffering sudden severe headaches you need to get to the hospital immediately. 


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gamelas
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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it' a indicator for transfer.

gamelas
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:46 AM

just wondering,  di you have a scan to locate the placenta?

Corina1987
by Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:24 AM
Yes its in the back,out of the way. It's in a good location.


Quoting gamelas:

just wondering,  di you have a scan to locate the placenta?


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Corina1987
by Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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Update! On march 2 at 35 weeks pregnant with my first baby at 25years old, i went to visit a friend who worked in a hospital and as I was about to leave my water broke right there by the lobby. We rushed up to the labor delivery floor getting my water all over the elevator. This wasnt even my hospital.I gave them my birth plan and it was followed very close to what I wanted. I only had antibiotics and fluids by iv. I refused pitocin and all pain meds. My blood pressure wad high so I had to remain in bed.Luckily labor was progressing on its own. After a very intense hard labor and much screaming, my baby was born over 17 hours after my water broke on march3. As I held him,the nicu woman told me they would have to stay a week and be monitered away from me. She took him and checked him over. I heard her saying in disbelief that he looked great and wouldnt need nicu afterall. He weighed 5 lbs 12oz and was 18 1/2 inches. He got to room with me. When it was time for his check up before discharge, they realized he was jaundice and had lost too much weight. I was told we had to stay another day atleast and I had to supplement similac instead of exclusively breastfeeding. He had to be put under lights for jaundice. I cried alot and visited him every 3 hours to breast and bottle feed. The next day he got checked up and had bounced back. He was able to go home. We had his first check up yesterday and he has gained back his birth weight and is doing great. Nobody knows why my water broke so early,maybe my body did that to avoid preeclampsia. I just feel so blessed and happy!
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doulala
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 9:03 PM

congratulations

Quoting Corina1987:

Update! On march 2 at 35 weeks pregnant with my first baby at 25years old, i went to visit a friend who worked in a hospital and as I was about to leave my water broke right there by the lobby. We rushed up to the labor delivery floor getting my water all over the elevator. This wasnt even my hospital.I gave them my birth plan and it was followed very close to what I wanted. I only had antibiotics and fluids by iv. I refused pitocin and all pain meds. My blood pressure wad high so I had to remain in bed.Luckily labor was progressing on its own. After a very intense hard labor and much screaming, my baby was born over 17 hours after my water broke on march3. As I held him,the nicu woman told me they would have to stay a week and be monitered away from me. She took him and checked him over. I heard her saying in disbelief that he looked great and wouldnt need nicu afterall. He weighed 5 lbs 12oz and was 18 1/2 inches. He got to room with me. When it was time for his check up before discharge, they realized he was jaundice and had lost too much weight. I was told we had to stay another day atleast and I had to supplement similac instead of exclusively breastfeeding. He had to be put under lights for jaundice. I cried alot and visited him every 3 hours to breast and bottle feed. The next day he got checked up and had bounced back. He was able to go home. We had his first check up yesterday and he has gained back his birth weight and is doing great. Nobody knows why my water broke so early,maybe my body did that to avoid preeclampsia. I just feel so blessed and happy!


Corina1987
by Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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THANK YOU doulala! A midwife even came in to support me during the end of my labor. She was great.


Quoting doulala:

congratulations

Quoting Corina1987:

Update! On march 2 at 35 weeks pregnant with my first baby at 25years old, i went to visit a friend who worked in a hospital and as I was about to leave my water broke right there by the lobby. We rushed up to the labor delivery floor getting my water all over the elevator. This wasnt even my hospital.I gave them my birth plan and it was followed very close to what I wanted. I only had antibiotics and fluids by iv. I refused pitocin and all pain meds. My blood pressure wad high so I had to remain in bed.Luckily labor was progressing on its own. After a very intense hard labor and much screaming, my baby was born over 17 hours after my water broke on march3. As I held him,the nicu woman told me they would have to stay a week and be monitered away from me. She took him and checked him over. I heard her saying in disbelief that he looked great and wouldnt need nicu afterall. He weighed 5 lbs 12oz and was 18 1/2 inches. He got to room with me. When it was time for his check up before discharge, they realized he was jaundice and had lost too much weight. I was told we had to stay another day atleast and I had to supplement similac instead of exclusively breastfeeding. He had to be put under lights for jaundice. I cried alot and visited him every 3 hours to breast and bottle feed. The next day he got checked up and had bounced back. He was able to go home. We had his first check up yesterday and he has gained back his birth weight and is doing great. Nobody knows why my water broke so early,maybe my body did that to avoid preeclampsia. I just feel so blessed and happy!



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