I flew to Boulder last Monday (at 34 weeks) for a 2-week work training. I was feeling off the whole time I was there, so by Friday my midwife told me to get my blood pressure checked, and it was 142/89. So she told me to head immediately to a hospital. They admitted me Friday night, did some blood tests, did a 24-hour urine test, and checked my blood pressure every 20 minutes. The baby is doing great, but my BP didn't come down enough and I ended up with 325mg of protein in my urine (the cut-off for pre-eclampsia is 300mg). So, the doctor said I have "mild pre-eclampsia."
She released me yesterday so I flew home today. I feel better already - no altitude & more oxygen in the air, plus I'm in my own home with my husband. But I'm really scared of what this might turn into, and I'm worried the birth center won't let me birth there anymore. I have an appointment with my midwife tomorrow to see what's up.
Does anyone else have experience with this? Any tips or suggestions? Is there anything I can do about it? I've been doing SO well throughout this pregnancy. I've done everything I was supposed to and have felt so good and healthy the whole time, and this just came out of nowhere.