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Please reply now if you can - need to leave now to day assessment but not sure whether to go

(26 Posts)
hobbgoblin Fri 05-Jun-09 13:42:23

I have had no swelling or fluid retention this entire pg. Was absolutely fine in the hot weather. Am between 35 and 36 weeks pregnant and yesterday my ankles were very swollen all of a sudden. I have varicose vein in left calf and that leg was unsurprisingly significantly more swollen.

Thought nothing of it, despite other mums commenting on school run as it was quite sudden onset!

This morning woke up with very puffy face for first time and swelling in ankles about the same. Hands very slightly swollen for first time. Mild headache and nose was a bit bunged up with bloody bits but no nose bleed.

So, phoned to see if I could have quick BP check but have to go to Watford Day Asses Unit which is a PITA and seems a bit unnecessary.

To top it all, have had bath and swelling in face has gone, although mild frontal headache remains.

Would you go? It means big hassle with DC school run, etc. and is half hour drive.


LadyOfWaffle Fri 05-Jun-09 13:43:56

please go x

TrinityRhino Fri 05-Jun-09 13:44:15

I think you should and I think I would
Hope everything is fine smile

fucksticks Fri 05-Jun-09 13:44:25

Of course you have to go.
If they say you need to, then you need to.
Far better having a hassle getting there, than not going and having something not good happen.

Good Luck smile

Iklboo Fri 05-Jun-09 13:44:39

Please go. Better to be safe and have peace of mind

WowOoo Fri 05-Jun-09 13:44:57

I would definately go. Good luck, hope all is oK.

FabulousBakerGirl Fri 05-Jun-09 13:45:25

You must go and be checked out. I am concerned about pre-eclampsia but I am not a medic.

Hope all is okay.

plimple Fri 05-Jun-09 13:45:40

I'd go.
Hope all is well.

wastingmyeducation Fri 05-Jun-09 13:45:45

Go, go, go! smile

hobbgoblin Fri 05-Jun-09 13:50:17

Ah, okay then! smile

Will let you know. They will probably hmm at me but you are right, better to be safe than sorry. I'm going to collect DC and take with me save hassle.

Pre eclampsia was what I was a bit worried about. Just not sure if my swelling is significant enough to be worried about that.

hobbgoblin Fri 05-Jun-09 13:50:39

Thanks btw.

mrswee Fri 05-Jun-09 13:50:42

Go and good luck!! smile

FabulousBakerGirl Fri 05-Jun-09 13:51:49

It can come on very quickly.

This baby has been a fighter, now you go and fight for you both. smile

Hopefully all will be well and it will just be an extra listen the the baby's heartbeat. grin

hellsbelles Fri 05-Jun-09 13:55:51

go go go! Far better to put up with a wasted visit than something much worse. good luck

hellsbelles Fri 05-Jun-09 13:57:12

sorry - just read your last post and see that you have gone - so my post was pointless! Hope it went well

Patchybob Fri 05-Jun-09 13:59:01

Hi, hope you ok, saw your post and didn't want to ignore it. Let us know on the July thread how you are xx

hobbgoblin Fri 05-Jun-09 17:15:54

Hi there.

Thanks all for nudging me to go!

Blood pressure was fine and no protein in urine so pre eclampsia thankfully not an issue. However, they thought the swelling was significant and have told me what to watch for. Also, for the second time I have ketones in urine - this time +2 so they have told me to eat more carbs and rest more.

Thing is, I have been stuffing myself silly these last few days so don't quite get why I have ketones. Anyway, I have community midwife visit next week so can talk that over more with her if needs be.

Thanks again for replying quickly! Probably wouldn't have gone otherwise but am glad I did because I will sleep better tonight.

wastingmyeducation Fri 05-Jun-09 17:17:22

Glad that you're ok hobbgoblin!

Remember, better safe than sorry.

Are you getting enough water to drink?

FabulousBakerGirl Fri 05-Jun-09 17:23:12

That is good. Sleep well tonight.

I feel a bit disheartened that so many people come away from an appointment not being completely sure about things though. Could you ring your midwife this evening?

hobbgoblin Fri 05-Jun-09 17:39:12

wastingmyeducation, I have been drinking as much as possible. I had to go out specially for more cordial yesterday as I drank all the DC Ribena! Still feel quite thirsty though.

FBG, I agree. I am normally quite assertive but often feel in medical places that I am being a worrier so tend to try and not press issues even if I still don't feel 100 percent reassurred. Bit silly of me.

I do feel I can talk to my usual midwife properly though as she would stay all day chatting which is lovely. She always has time for any silly worries. By the way, were you prev. FA*?

FabulousBakerGirl Fri 05-Jun-09 17:40:12

not sure blush

hobbgoblin Fri 05-Jun-09 17:47:34

Trying to be discrete in case I am right and you don't want to go there!


FabulousBakerGirl Fri 05-Jun-09 17:50:51

Chances are it is me, do you want to ask something?

hobbgoblin Fri 05-Jun-09 17:54:52

Er, sorry no! Lol and blush It has just slowly been dawning on me. You do seem a bit different as FBG!

But you have been on a number of threads of mine (also in my own old guise) over the last couple of years so just thought I'd check out with you, for familiaritie's sake! wink

hobbgoblin Fri 05-Jun-09 17:55:09


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