hand hold please - pre eclampsia(120 Posts)
needing reassurance and nice words desperately
been feeling a little off recently, swelling and light headed so went to the nurse at the GP to get blood pressure took.
blood pressure sky high, protein in urine and sent off the the hospital in an ambulance with blue lights
turns out I have pre eclampsia
obviously if things don't work to try and get it monitored baby will need to come early
I'm only 30 weeks
absolutely nothing wrong with baby, it's my stupid body betraying me
I hate hospitals, they make me so anxious, blue lighted in the ambulance was awful, so many needles stuck into me
I know babies come early all the time and they are fine, but this just wasn't the plan, I wanted her in there as long as possible
making a real effort not to cry as what difference does it make!
I hear your pain. I was hospitalised at 5 months for Pre-Eclampsia. It's shit isn't it?
What got me through was simply doing as I was told. I wanted my baby, so I did everything they said to ensure she stayed in me for as long as possible: I ate a boiled egg every day (protein), I had a potassium drip that itched terribly, but I kept it. I ate a banana every day (more potassium). I rested, I only got out of bed for the loo, I read a library worth of books! I peed in a bucket for a 24 hour check. I ate veg galore, drank gallons of water and gave up the coffee/tea/diet coke addiction.
I endured countless BP checks, blood tests and scans. I listened to soothing music and practiced calming breathing (meditation).
In the end DD was induced early weighing just over 3lb. But she was strong and she was healthy. She's now 12, lovely, bright, fit and healthy. It was all worth it.
Look to the future love. Don't worry about the now - you are in the right place. Let the docs look after you
Here for a hand hold... I had PE with DC1 but luckily late on. He was born by c section due to complications but he was absolutely fine at birth and is currently running around the living room.
PE is shit. As dallas says, all you can do it do as you are advised and rest as much as you can... Good luck with everything.
And it not your stupid body, your body is ace and has done a brilliant job of getting your baby to 30 weeks gestation. It's the stupid placenta. No one can help that. X
oh gosh, they've said that delivery is likely to happen within the next 24 hours, I've had a steroid jab to help her lungs along and need to wait 12 hours after that
just been for a scan and she weighs about three and a half pounds
couldn't even look at her on the scan 😭😭
My sister was admitted to hospital wth pre eclampsia at 30 weeks she was giving steroid injections for baby's lungs and a few days later needed emergency c section! Baby came 2 pound 8 she was so tiny! and was in Intensive care about 5 weeks she is a perfect happy nearly 3 year old now! Try not to worry doctors can do all sorts these days for baby's younger then yours! And the nurses and midwives looking after the little baby's do such an amazing job like they did my niece! Praying every thing goes well for you and your baby! It is unreal and quite heartbreaking seeing a baby so small but they quickly adapt and grow! I'm sure your baby will thrive ♥️ Big hugs
Oh Willo what a shock...
The only reassurance I can offer is that you are in the best hands - the doctors, surgeons and midwives at your hospital will all be working towards the best possible outcome for you and your baby - all you can do is trust them.
Everything crossed for you and your little girl - please do come back and keep us posted when you have time to. Sending a very unmumsnetty hug and love to you both. x
I have no experience of PE but this must be a worrying time for you and I just wanted to wish you all the best and hope everything goes well. Let us know how you and baby get on
I had pre-e with ds, he was born at 31wks weighing 3lbs 3oz by planned emergency c section, so similar to you. He came out crying, louder than you'd expect! was taken immediately to special care. He was only in an incubator for a couple of days before being transferred to a heated cot. He was in special care for 32 days, coming home at 35wks (gestation). He's now a happy and healthy 5 year old.
For the pre-e I was put on a magnesium iv for 24hrs, which you may also have.
It may not feel like it right now while you're feeling terrified and with little to no control, but you will be fine, you will both get through it.
I've just found out I'm pregnant again and I'm scared. But I know it will be ok, we just have a different journey than most.
Stay strong xx
I am okay, fourth night in hospital now, no signs of getting out anytime soon, not bad enough to decide to deliver baby yet not well enough to be able to to home
just have to take every day one at a time, but my god it is so miserable being stuck in a hospital all day
It is miserable having to be in hospital.
Every day that you get through is making your baby stronger.
Keep venting here, we'll be thinking of you.
every night my husband leaves I have to fight the urge not to sob like a baby just keep telling myself I can do this (I don't have much of a choice anyway)
thanks for all being so lovely ❤️❤️❤️
Just want to give my support too, you can do it Willo!
well, I am being sectioned tomorrow morning! it's definitely been decided now, as my blood pressure isn't getting any better and their giving me the most amount of medication that they can really.
I had a trip round to see the neo natal ward today to get a feel of things, initially I didn't want to as I wasn't sure if I could face it, but I'm glad I did, because I imagine tomorrow it will be really daunting
I'll keep you all posted xxx
Just to say PE is a bitch but we are all here to support you
Will by thinking of you tomorrow Willo! Best of luck with everything. Lots of love to you both and to DH too. X
Oh god how terrified you must be. It'll be ok. They know what they're doing and baby will be whisked of straight for support. Good luck
Best Wishes tomorrow willo
Will be thinking of you and your lo
If you want to, keep on letting off steam, or whatever, on here.
"Sunday's child is full of grace"
When our little boy was born very prem the best thing that anyone said to me was 'whatever happens, you'll manage'. It really helped me. Hope you get a bit of rest tonight x
Thinking of you here too. I had PE with my first at 36 weeks. I felt very much how you're describing when I was in hospital waiting to see what was going to happen.
My boy was 4.3lbs because of IUGR so yours is doing really well reaching that weight.
The team were super brilliant in hospital, so professional and DS1 was delivered safely - he didn't need any help with breathing but did need to be tube fed for 3 weeks as he was v difficult to breast feed. Lots of expressing, but we got there in the end. He's 10 in a week, healthy, fabulous and well.
You can get through it and you will find the resources from somewhere.
Lots of love and trust your medical team - they're really good at this emergency stuff.
I have been where you are. In hospital a week with PE which got worse and worse until they decided to do a C section at 29 weeks. I was terrified!
Actually, the C section was fine and the neonatal staff were amazing. One of the most helpful things that happened was the consultant in the neonatal intensive care saying to me "you think that 29 weeks is far too early to be born and you're understandably stressed about that. I can tell you that we see 29 week babies all the time and they generally do just fine". For him it was just another day at work and that really reassures me.
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