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November 6th, 2006, 04:33 PM
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I spent 2 hours at the OB today and I am very unsure of what is going to happen.

She did an u/s today but there was only a gestational sack and egg yolk but no heartbeat or fetal pole Dr. Rice said it's just too early to tell if this is a viable pregnancy and she is redoing the u/s next Monday (fingers crossed and prayers said for a HB!!!!!!)

This is what I found on American Pregnancy: If a vaginal ultrasound is done, and no fetal pole or cardiac ctivity is seen, another ultrasound scan should be done in 3-7 days. Due to the fact that pregnancy dating can be wrong, it would be much too early at this point to make a clear diagnosis on the outcome of the pregnancy. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pre...evelopment.htm

Even though they took 7 vials of blood last week, they didn't get my beta's or progesterone done ~ so they drew more blood today and I should have the results tomorrow and we will know if my numbers are where they should be....it's already been a long day and an even longer night.

My B/P is still out of control so she placed me on Labetalol with the hope to control it, it's concerning that my b/p is so high this early in the pregnancy. She also placed me on baby Aspirin and also prescribed me support stockings (anyone else worn these?) to be worn throughout the day to control my swelling. She said that we will be fighing an uphill battle against my b/p and swelling.

Please, if you are a prayer kind of person....I could really use some. Thanks.

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November 6th, 2006, 05:53 PM
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Oh sweetie....good luck with everything! You are in my prayers and thoughts..please keep us updated.

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November 7th, 2006, 05:37 PM
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Hi, my name is Tracy and I thought that I would add my 2 cents worth!! I have suffered hypertension with all of my pregnancies, including this one. I have been medicated since 10 weeks pregnant with my last baby and now this one!! ( I really only came off the meds for 2 months before falling preg again ) With Harry I had protein and blood in my urine for the duration of my pregnancy, I was on weekly appts with high risk specialists from around 18 weeks (prior to that I was fortnightly). The docs expected me to only make it to 26 weeks but I surprised them all and made it to 39 - they didn't want to risk it anymore
I also was diagnosed with PIH but when I was induced they called Pre-Eclampsia (funny I know!!)
I like the other girls have a monitor for home and have to keep a record of my readings for the docs. I think that you should learn to be very aware of the signs your body gives when your bp is high and take is seriously, but don't let it stop you from enjoying your pregnancy, as long as you follow docs orders and take it easy you should do ok. BP meds aren't so bad if you end up taking them, they keep you and baby healthy and safe
Take Care


P.S I am also on low dose aspirin - as I have anti-cadiolipin(sp?) antibodies which basically means that on top of the high BP I have a high risk of blood clots - pretty much the double whammy.
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November 8th, 2006, 09:05 PM
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Thanks Tracy. Yeah, this is my 2nd experience with High BP ~ I am going twice a week at the moment until they get it under control.

I immediately noticed that my swelling has improved this week (yay!) but the med's make me feel a little shaky, but that's okay the Doc said.

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