Just wanted to share because I think this can be easily overlooked.
On Sunday (10 days post birth) I was admitted to ICU with post natal pre eclampsia. It started with a headache and as I have bp issues I took my pressure at home. It was 169/108 - pretty high. I was admitted to emergency and put on a magnesium drip for 24 hours with constant cardiac monitoring. I've only just started to improve today. My baby girl was admitted to the nursery, she's still there.
I just wanted to share because a seemingly inocuous headache very quickly became something much more serious and potentially life threatening. I was very lucky I went in before having seizures.
If you have a head ache post natally don't write it off, get your bp checked. Especially if you have a history of high bp or pre eclampsia.
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21-07-2015 18:07 #1
Important message for post natal mummas...
21-07-2015 18:38 #2
Here's a link with more info...
21-07-2015 18:46 #3
How scary! Glad to hear you are ok, I didn't even realise this was a thing, so definitely important to be aware of!
21-07-2015 18:50 #4
Thanks for sharing! Very scary, glad you're ok
21-07-2015 19:00 #5Senior Member
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It's scary stuff - so glad you are ok xxx
21-07-2015 19:03 #6
OMG that is so scary. I hope you continue to recovery quick and are home with your little one soon.
21-07-2015 19:52 #7Senior Member
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I hope you feel better soon Babyla, this happened to me also. My blood pressure was high while still in hospital but I was discharged. It was only later on being re-admitted via emergency that protein was picked up in my urine.
I know with my experience it was like I wasn't taken seriously and ended up in cardiology on a third visit to emergency.
Take care Babyla & rest up while you can x
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