You'd think I'd be an expert at this since I've had preeclampsia with 2 of my previous pregnancies... but with those 2 it came on all at once - my BP was like 170/110 and the protein in my urine was high. There was never any question about what to do ... it was straight to the hospital to be induced. It happened at 33 - 34 weeks both times.
Well, now I am 33 weeks with this baby and I was in the hospital 2 days last week for high BP and the protein in my urine was "high normal." They say anything over 300 is pre-e and mine was 268. Well, then the other day I went to the doctor for my weekly NST and the baby was non-reactive. So they sent me over for a biophysical ultrasound and he only scored 2 out of 10 on that. So they sent me back to the hospital and they were actually going to send me to OSU (closest hosptial with a NICU) and induce me right then but then they decided to keep me over night and do another NST and the baby did well this time.
They have put me on a blood pressure pill and my BP's are kind of up and down. When I got there it was 162/87 and then a few ours later it was like 140/77. And it kept going back and forth like that. They repeated the 24 hour urine test and it came back at 330 this time. So it went up by about 60 in a period of 5 days. So I guess I have the early stages of preeclampsia.
I have to go back to the doctor Friday for a blood pressure check and then I don't know what we're gonna do from there. I am just not used to knowing this early. It was always just like boom... BP is high, protein is high and it's off to be induced. So now I am kind of a nervous wreck, worrying that my BP could spike at any minute and I'm nervous to go back to the doctor cuz every time I go I'm afraid they're gonna say TODAY IS THE DAY!
Ugh... anyone else go through this?
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