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Do I phone an ambulance?

(57 Posts)
sweetiepie1979 Wed 10-Jul-13 18:22:12

Awh for goodness sake. I'm 26 weeks pregnant. Phoned doctors at 5.30 to ask could I call in before 6 to get blood pressure checked. Doctor took call and said describe symptoms. I have headache face pressure and a sort of uncomfortable ness in chest like its hard to take big deep breath. I can breathe though. Presumed that was just big bump getting higher, Doctor said she would see me but send me to hospital so I'd be as well phoning an ambulance. I just wanted my blood pressure checked. now at home wondering if I should phone an ambulance. I'd feel a bit silly really doing that. At home alone with toddler anyway. No one to look after her.

WouldBeHarrietVane Wed 10-Jul-13 20:18:12

Go to the hospital now!

One of the ladies on my antenatal thread felt a bit headachy when mw was seeing her. Mw did her bp - she had preeclampsia and had to go straight into hospital - it is potentially VERY serious if you have this - you owe it to your toddler to protect yourself by getting a check.

ImaHexGirl Wed 10-Jul-13 20:19:04

I meant to say go even if you have a toddler in tow.

edam Wed 10-Jul-13 20:24:22

I hope OP is on her way to hospital now...

Please check back and let us know how you are

Forgetfulmog Wed 10-Jul-13 20:48:27

Op I remember you from another thread, really hope you're ok. Btw how's the back?!

sweetiepie1979 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:50:52

Hi just bathed toddler and put her to bed had some paracetamol for headache. I hate when people don't take everyone's advice on here but Im gok g to leave it to the morning and go to doctor. I checked my urine with ketosis stick and no protein so that's good. I get the pressure mostly after I eat and I really think that I'm fine. I think doctor was concerned I had chest pains despite me saying it was uncomfortable rather than pain about 3 times and she just wanted to be extra extra careful. I will get back to everyone tomorrow after going to doctors for blood pressure check.

sweetiepie1979 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:07:17

Actually just realised ketones have nothing to do with protein. Sorry I hope I'm not coming across like an idiot. Just no family near by and husband working late. Neighbours very much keep themselves to themselves and wouldn't be comfortable asking them to look after dd. I'm happy to wait to tomorrow morning. Thanks for everybody's advice.

Helpyourself Wed 10-Jul-13 21:07:55

hmm the doctor told you to to hospital.
Every poster here agreed, and you've taken paracetamol.
Why ask if you're going to ignore advice? And as an aside why do you think a kerosis stick would tell you anything about protein in your urine?

Helpyourself Wed 10-Jul-13 21:09:43

x post.
Glad you realised that, but do go to hospital.

RobotBananas Wed 10-Jul-13 21:18:57

Please just ring the ward. Just see what they say.

Can your husband leave work?

Do you have pain under your ribs?

awkwardsis Wed 10-Jul-13 21:23:28

OP I know it's awkward with another dc to look after, but bundle them up and get a taxi. I had the same symptoms and was admitted immediately as they suspected I had a clot on my lung. I was fine, as was ds (I was about 7 months pg) but I was so glad I went to hospital when i was told to. You may feel fine, but you're not wasting anyone's time and you could be saving you or your child's life. Please just go.

sweetiepie1979 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:24:59

I asked because I needed advice I know I'm not taking it I'm sorry. No I've no pain at all. Yes I might phone the ward.

RobotBananas Wed 10-Jul-13 21:28:15

Ok, well do you know what the signs are? It sounds like you have no symptoms at the moment.

Do let us know what the ward says.

RobotBananas Wed 10-Jul-13 21:30:17
TweenageAngst Wed 10-Jul-13 21:30:39

Chest/breathing tightness can be symptoms of pulmonary embolism . Pregnancy puts you at higher risk of this. I am baffled. Your gp told you to go to hospital 30 internet randoms have suggested you go to hospital , something's clearly not quite right yet you choose to take paracetemol and bath the toddler.

Second that, please listen to the doctor and go to hospital. What is stopping you? The feeling that you are being silly or wasting their time? You really aren't. Wrap your toddler up and get going.

FairyThunderthighs Wed 10-Jul-13 21:47:21

They were worried with my symptoms, had me on an ECG, they were preparing the clexane when I went into active labour. I was showing signs of a lung clot and they took it very seriously. Turns out I was OK but it could have been very serious. I don't understand why you're not at the hospital right now.

WouldBeHarrietVane Wed 10-Jul-13 21:49:45

Op if you are seriously ill your toddler will suffer much much more than they will if you go to hospital now and disturb them.

Please go!

willow777 Wed 10-Jul-13 21:59:34

Please go. I lost someone close to me from a clot on the lung. You never know. promise you it's worth checking. Good luck.x

edam Wed 10-Jul-13 22:00:30

sweetiepie this is one of those occasions where you really should Do What You Are Told and not argue. Imagine the MN collective is a stern matron in an old-fashioned hospital.

Seriously, don't take any risks. The doctor wants you in hospital. Your symptoms are worrying. There's no point being a hero and playing it down - you need to be checked out. What use will you be to your dd if you do soldier on only, God forbid, something happens and you are alone? Call dh and get him to meet you at the hospital. At the very least, CALL them. Now!

katydid02 Wed 10-Jul-13 22:09:57

Well said edam. OP, just GO TO THE SODDING HOSPITAL AND DO AS YOU ARE TOLD. Then come back when you can and let us know.

i really hope you've gone to the hospital

why on earth would you take the risk and not go? confused seriously... your doctor is worried... doctors dont tend to send you to hospital for no reason... SO GO!!!!!!!! angry

Is your DH home yet, how are you feeling now?

Iwillorderthefood Wed 10-Jul-13 22:43:29

You will never forgive yourself if something happens. Please go. I had to drag my little one to hospital when the GP could not find a heart beat. She sat on my legs whilst they monitored me.

Yes it seems like hassle, but you could be endangering your baby, yourself and therefore your other child.

CinnamonAddict Wed 10-Jul-13 23:14:14

Another stern look here: Call them at least!

I hope you did and you are in hospital now.

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