Danielle - posted on 07/30/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm hoping for some input from mothers who have had to deal with pre-eclampsia or having a preemie but any and all input is appreciated.
I'm 34 weeks pregnant with our second child. At my last doctor's appointment on Monday my blood pressure was 140/100. This scares me because I felt completely fine (no headache, no abdominal pain, no stars or blurry vision, no swelling, etc). My doctor had me stay at his office for a couple of hours and when he checked my blood pressure two more times it was 130/90. So he let me go home to my son, but he did mention that if it was high like this next week I may be hospitalized. It's been borderline high since about 24 weeks but this was the highest it has ever been.
I was wondering what to expect? If I have to deliver the baby because it's too dangerous for me at this point what sort of issues will the baby have being 5 weeks early?