Have they given you anything to control your blood pressure. Try to reduce your stress as much as possible. I've seen that some women have been told to take baby aspirin, but check with your Dr 1st. Get on a hypertensive diet. You can look it up on line. It will tell you what foods to avoid like high amounts of sodium. Stay away from soda, and salty foods. I wish you the best. 29 weeks is way too early.
I had my son at 36 weeks and we left hospital together. I had a friend have her baby early at 29 weeks and although she had to stay in the NICU she did wonderfully and is now home just a week past her original due date. Every baby/pregnancy is different but doctors will weigh benefit of baby staying in as well as possibility of your health worsening. I will keep you in my prayers.
I have hypertension had it b4 I was pregnant and I'm currently 28 weeks pregnant are they not trying to control ur BP with Meds? I couldn't imagine having my son this early. Did they say u have pre-eclampsia?
My twins were born at 36+2. They came home with me. I don't have advice, but I hope you are able to hold off giving birth long past 28 weeks.
I delivered my daughter at 27 weeks due to losing her twin brother at 24 weeks. They will be giving you steroid shots to help baby's lungs develop. She spent 3months in the NICU. It was scary at first to see her that little and helpless. She waz 2lb 3oz. Depending on your baby's weight You should get paperwork to fill out for medacare/madacade and in home therapy. She came home with no problems and has been absolutely perfect. Shes a normal toddler. She'll be 2 in aug. Any questions just ask me. Good luck!
Ok. They have me on methyldopa 250 three times a day. Started a baby aspirin every day. I'm waiting for a nephrology consult and will repeat the labs again. Will I have to deliver by c-section bc this one may be premie even though my first two were delivered vaginally? Do they have to stay in the nicu until their original due date or do they stay long enough til they gain weight? and how much do they have to weigh before they leave the nicu? These are all questions for the dr. But maybe you ladies can shed some light for me? It's a lot to think about and prepare for. Any other premie stories?
I have diabetes and take meds for pain because of neuropathy. I am wondering if this will hinder me conceiving...I am also 46
My husband has had VERY high blood pressure even on two meds. It wasn't until we put him on an extremely low sodium diet (no thanks to his doctor) that it really started to impact. His BP has dropped 40 points on the top and bottom. Try staying under 1250mg...which basically means nothing canned or premade. Good luck.
I am hoping to make it to 32wks. I feel that I can but my body may be telling another story. I am seeing a nutritionist this week maybe she can give me some help to reach my goal.
They typically stay until around their due date. Depends on how well they are doing. My daughter came home about a week before her due date. She was just over 5lbs. I dont see why you can't deliver vaginally provided he's head down. Though they may take him via c section if vaginal becomes to much for him.