KristenK_BZCL wrote: momtoNMch1 wrote:
SelenaJean wrote:I don't understand why they want to induce you so early just because your last baby was a premie. What is the reasoning for that? Many women go on to have full term babies after having a premie. I'd get a second opinion before having a baby that early.
I've already been diagnosed with preeclampsia. I might not even make it to 34 weeks considering I'm not even 23 weeks and already diagnosed with it. I had severe preeclampsia with Hudson and didn't make it to 32 weeks which was our original date to deliver since I had severe pre-e.
Has anyone discussed your diet with you? Honestly MOST of the time pre-eclampsia can be remedied with the right diet, high in protein with lots of fruits and veggies. How are they diagnosing you with pre-e? What are the factors that led them to this diagnosis at 23 weeks? Was it high bp? Protein in urine? 24 hour urine checks? Having one of these factors doesn't mean you have pre-e...it means most OB's will tell you that you do, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.
If I were you, I would seek a second opinion. Sooner than later. Maybe from a supportive midwife perhaps. I am just really confused by the induction. I see a lot of red flags with your provider. Of course I don't have all of the information....just feel like something isn't adding up quite right!
After being diagnosed, we have discussed diet, but very little. They diagnosed me because of high blood pressure, and protein in urine. I'm on medication for my blood pressure right now. They did 24 hour urine checks as well as BP checks every few hours before they diagnosed me. And I HAVE seeked a second opinion. Like I said in another comment, I have seen 3 doctors in this practice including the one I am seeing now as well as 2 midwives and of course my doctor back home (she hadn't talked to me much about it because I hadn't been diagnosed yet, but knowing my case with Hudson, we did touch up on it.)
I trust my OB back home and I love her to death, but being here for the holidays until January, I won't be seeing her until we are back. I'm honestly not going with the fact that I will be induced that early. If everything keeps going as well as they are going now, who knows, maybe we'll make it to 41 weeks? I won't know until we keep going. My original OB back home, most likely won't induce unless something life-threatening is happening to me or the baby. I know that, because she is the kind of doctor believes that we can go as long as possible until something starts acting up. If I end up going past 34 weeks, even 36 weeks, I will be thrilled. And I honestly hope I do.
I guess the reason the OB I have in MA is saying they won't let me go past 36 weeks is because she doesn't think I'll make it that long, but like I said, she won't be delivering me, and it really isn't up to her. I plan to go as long as possible before labor is even a thought on my mind.