Title says it all really, I'm 39 weeks today and after suffering the most blinding headaches all weekend (and I can feel one coming on just now) I popped in to see my community midwife this morning. I was fully expecting her to tell me everything was okay, but apparently my blood pressure is "a bit high for you" and there's protein in my urine. It's only 134/94 but it's normally around the 120/70 region.
So it's off to daycare tomorrow for BP profiling and strict instructions from DH to "do bugger all for the rest of the day."
Anyone got any lovely words of reassurance for me? Poor DS is on half term and in between slaying dragons on Skyrim, keeps asking if I'm okay.
You're in the best place, but then you know that. For now, it's time for you to be looked after. Your lovely DS will sort his Daddy out and you'll see them both very soon. Not long now until you'll all be together again but with another addition to complete your family.
Just want to say thank you to you all for telling me to take this seriously, otherwise I would have assumed the midwife was right to have no sense of urgency and wouldn't have been seen until this afternoon.
I don't think any of us could quite believe your midwife's advice tbh. You had so many symptoms. Have the hospital sorted you out with a plan or are they keeping you into keep an eye on you? So relieved that you agreed to go in. I kept checking for your update and was much happier as soon as you said you were going in.
I'm home , blood pressure has come down, blood tests and urine tests all normal and kidneys working like a dream. Consultant pretty scathing of midwife, it wasn't my regular one so hopefully our paths won't cross again.
I am to attend midwife every week and have my induction date if I go overdue but they don't expect me to need the appointment. Baby has moved and is now back to back so am off to get swaying over my birthing ball.
Once again thank you SO much for your advice and encouragement. I'm glad I listened to you instead of MW.
Glad you went to be checked too, I was amazed when I read that the mw didn't send you straight away, I'm 37+3 and over the last 2 weeks have been in and out of hospital with the same symptoms as you, each time though my bloods are showing normal so they send me home then the mw does a home visit after 2 days sees I have high bp, protein, huge swollen legs and sends me back! They always tell me to go straight away though, never the next day. PE can be extremely serious and come on very fast.
Fortunately she's not my normal midwife, but it is worrying she could be giving such laid back advice to women who could be seriously ill. We have encountered her before, she absolutely mutilated my left arm trying to get a blood sample. for my glucose tolerance test. She's not really my favourite person
I'll mention her poor advice when I see my usual midwife on Monday.