wasn't gonna post about this just yet, but I think maybe I should. Perhaps all your wishes/prayers can help.
I've been planning a homebirth with a wonderful MW and my whole pregnancy has gone completely well. No morning sickness, not excessively uncomfortable etc. the only thing that happened (and is not shocking) is that my ankles swell sometimes (but that happened to me on a flight to amsterdam even before I was pregnant....just a tendency in my family I think). a few varicosities, but can really complain about anything.
My due date is today (4/20). My appt. last week showed trace amounts of protein in my urine. The appt. 2 days ago (4/18), my protein was HIGH. like 300+. I freaked out, and immediately almost started crying. Ankles looked like crap, with the protein, I figured I was screwed. I cried through my BP readings (so you know those were lovely). 140/99 or something insane.
My MW is wonderful. She kept telling me to quit making a decision about this. That it could have been inaccurate BP readings because I was upset about the urine etc. etc. The urine problem could be dehydration, etc. She said she was not giving up on the idea of our homebirth. Etc etc.
I drank 3 liters of water that night, and 3 in the morning. I laid on my left side, and the MW came to my house (came in the door so I could stay laying down and completely relaxed). BP was 130/80. Not too shabby. Protein had dropped to +30. Also a great sign. Ankle swelling had decreased dramatically.
Later that afternoon, I got a requisition form to take to the lab for blood work (my veins SUCK) so we tested my pee again then. It had gone up a bit (+100) but still wasnt as bad as on 4/18. I drank 12 liters of water yesterday. Crazy. My mouth is constantly dry. I cannot explain why I am so damn thirsty, but I really do think I could be dehydrated. Esp. cuz our house is like the Sahara desert (my DH has a dehumidifier keeping the house at 50% humidity for his allergies). Ever since I've been home, my drinking of water unconsciously decreased and I've been in the desert house
Thats when the protein started.
The lab stuck me 3 times (everyone pity the poor 40 week pregnant pin cushion!! hehe) before getting what they needed. They are doing tests to check my liver function and blood profiles.
So its touch and go for now. MW is coming again today to do the blood pressure and check my urine.
Please make wishes that this is not pre-E and I can continue with the homebirth.
We are so close!!
P.S. The GBS test also came back positive. When it rains it pours right?
I'm READY for this baby to come for crying out loud.