my friend who is 14 weeks pg and she got to have injections, coz a few weeks ago she had blood in her wee and docs said it was urine infection but since then found out it was pre-eclampsia.. what are the dangers at this stage of pregnancy?
I had early onset pre-eclampsia with my first pg from about 16 weeks, although wasn't detected until I was 25 weeks. Unfortunatly didn't turn out well for me as it's just a case of the doctors trying to hold it off drugs and constant monitoring. I was admitted straight into hosp on the Friday and had to be delivered on the Monday.
The reason for delivery was because the pre-eclampsia was heading towards the eclampsic stage which leads to fits which can cause haemorraging in the brain. I then spent 2 days in ICU which were a blur. Recovered enough to see my dd on day 3.
Babe who was only 1lb, lived to only 3 days due to prematurity. Although I believe she hung on until I got to see her
Since having her in 1998, i've gone on to have 2 healthy babes, with no sign of pre-eclampsia. Got in touch with apec with pg2 they were very helpful. I was advised to take low dose aspirin from 12 weeks, is your friend doing the same? Not sure if this is the reason for not getting it again or if it was just luck but studies show it dramatically reduces the risk.
I hope your friend's pg has a happier ending than mine. Get her to contact apec if she hasn't already. Love and best wishes x x x