View Full Version : Pre-Eclampsia at 26weeks, ANYONE?
I've had a very routine pregnancy so far, nothing to talk about really, no mornign sickness, i've put on approx 6 kilos, and have it quite cruisy really.
Then at my 25w4D appt with my GP, my blood pressure was 140/90 (normally 120/80), but no pretein in the urine, and no swelling, so my GP advised me to go have my BP checked a few days later, so today went and had it checked,
today i was 140/90, and there was 'borderline' protein in my urine, (it wasn't positive, but it wasn't negative). So i go back on mon to have it checked again.
So now i'm starting to worry about pre-eclampsia.
Has anyone had it diagnosed this early, and what happened? What was the treatment, when was your baby born, and how, help please... scared for my little boy....:(
My HELLP syndrome/PE wasnt diagnosed until 29 weeks but my symptoms started around 25 weeks.
I had my boy by emergency CS at 29 weeks and he weighed 845g, he doing well now.
There are a few possiblities really, if you have it and it doesnt get any worse and the baby is OK you might get to 37 weeks (full term in neonate speak), if you get worse quickly then they will try and balance keeping you out of danger with prolonging the pregnancy, you would be in hospital while they do that.
At 25 weeks and 4 days your baby is viable and could survive without any permanent disability, it will be a long hard road if bubs were to be born now.
As you are borderline the chances are you will make it to at least 27 weeks IMO.
Just remember everyday matters right now.
Make sure they do a scan to check growth and blood flow to the bub as PE can affect that.
Best of luck and let us know what happens!
Similar thing happened to me at my 23 week appt, had higher bp (not terribly high but high for me, similar to your high reading) and had 1+ protein in urine, small amounts of swelling. He tested me because I had monster headaches that wouldn't go away (even with panadeine forte!)
Ob was quite reassuring, said that stress and worry can increase your BP (which may account for your higher reading at the GP the second time), and that anywhere between negative protein and 1+ protein is perfectly normal.
You need to worry when you have significant swelling that comes on quickly, headaches that won't go away, etc. Obviously we still have a long way to go with our pregnancies, and things could still happen, but what you're experiencing now is still classed as 'normal variations of pregnancy' and things may yet be fine.
If you are still worried go back to your GP and have your BP checked again, and try not to stress too much. Your ob/GP will let you know when to worry!
Big hugs babe :kiss:
At least i'm almost 26 weeks, so if it does progress that way, at least our little boy is considered 'viable' from here on in.
Also, if it does tend that way, at least we're well aware of it now, and it isn't going unchecked.
From what i've read, my readings arn't a clear indicator of it, but my GP, and the midwife seem quite concerned about it.
I am overweight, so im not sure if pre-eclampsia occurs more in overweight women?
I got a bit upset about it monday, and the GP said not to worry too much as if she was THAT worried, i would be going into hospital, lol. But now with the protein test, hmmm, trying not to stress, trying not to stress, trying not to stress...
His movements arn't very strong, and have quietened down in the past 2 weeks, which have worried me, is this something that anyone else experienced?
kylie, what tests do they do to determine if you have PE? (so I can know if they are testing me :o)
naiwen, what was it that pushed you into the emergency c-sect, what were the indicators that he needed to come out NOW, iykwim? was it something that you knew, or was it only because the doctor had results that said it had to happen? sounds like your little one had a long road too, great to hear that he is going well now:hugs:
Oh well I had HELLP syndrome and PE so my liver and kidneys were failing and my platelets dropped and my BP soared but it's very rare.
He was IUGR and in distress because they was not much blood coming through the placenta.
You know when you are that sick trust me LOL.
Try to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated would be my advice.
thanks naiwen, just wanted to make sure there weren't 'subtle' signs that he or me were not safe, they sound pretty easy to recognise!:laughing:
The best thing you can do is relax and take things easy, but be aware of the symptoms and report anything at that worries you to your doc & midwife. It's easy to become quite complacent and dismiss minor symptoms because generally you feel fine until you're quite sick.
Where are you having your antenatal care done? Only with your GP or with a hospital as well?
I've just been seeing my GP monthly, I went to the midwifery part at the hospital a week or 2 ago, cause it had been days since i'd felt any kicks. So pretty much it's just my GP, and the midwife if it's an emergency.
With DS1 I had my first symptoms at 30wks and was admitted to hospital at 31wks. He wasn't born until 39wks. Keep hydrated and get plenty of rest.
I had preeclamsia and my lil girl was born at 33 weeks, she was fine and ended up coming out of hospital at 36 weeks. I was in hospital for 3 days before i had her by emergency c section, the doctors gave me steriod shots to help develope her lungs incase she was born early which worked. I am looking into having another one and have just found a fantasic professor at Royal womens hospital in Melbourne his name is Professoer Brenneke. There are medications you can take to help with preeclamsia and i got told lots of bed rest too.
good luck and i hope this is helpful
with DS i had elevated BP readings from 20 weeks onwards. Really started to elevate at 32 weeks and he was finally delivered at 36.5 weeks without any problems for him. I remember at about 27 weeks sighing a breath of relief and hoping for one more week as each week came and went.
With DD i had chronic hypertension slightly elevated until about 14 weeks when BP came down, back up a bit at 20 weeks and really dropped third trimester. Then at 33 weeks DD wasn't doing well inside and the PE was picked up at 35 weeks when DD was born.
A really good site I've found useful is the Preeclampsia Foundation.
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