Originally Posted by mommaof5
....... How did you know that your blood pressure suddenly sky rocketed? Did you have headaches or sudden swelling? So glad this is having a good turn out the name of your post scared me too!
I had no symptoms. I had been monitoring my bp at home at the doctor's request as I have classic white coat syndrome (issues at the doctor office) and my monitor had stopped reading me on Tuesday (both user error and likely now that I think about it increased blood pressure!) I hit the doctor's office on Thursday morning and the nurse had a conniption fit and then looked at my urine and flipped! The nurse refused to take my bp and made the doctor do it!
I had minimal gradual swelling (not unusual for me in a summer pregnancy.) I had no headaches, and NO SYMPTOMS. It was truly a good coincidence I had this appointment on Thursday morning - because I went downhill very very quickly! And we had just enough time to get the 2 lung maturity steroid injections in the 48 hour period before her delivery.
They have increased her feeds again and hopefully soon We'll be able to start feeding her by mouth instead of NG tube.
Jilian, thanks for reminding about the TM MM Tea... I'll have to pick some of that this afternoon when dh goes shopping. Completely forgot, and I used it with all my girls! LOL!
FWIW, I'm happy to report my bp is on a downward trend though the morning one remains disturbingly high (IMO) So it makes me happy to know that I did the right thing in pressuring him to send me home, I think I'd be worse off had I stayed in an environment unfriendly toward my sanity!
Mom's if there is one thing that I have learned in the 4 children that I have had... it is trust your instincts. If you feel something is wrong voice it, get some opinions, get ideas talk... talk talk and follow that gut. Eventually you'll learn when to trust it. I truly wanted a vaginal birth. I truly wanted to prove to myself that I could VBA2Cs and I probably could have but at risk to myself - I know that ET would have made it with no issues... but something in my gut made me pull out all the stops. Yes I had a panic attack (several actually!), but there was more happening that I can't put into words or ever explain.
Trust your instincts.