Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Will I make it one more week?
Today I am 34 weeks. I continue to confuse the docs. They, like me, wonder if I have preeclampsia or not. I only have one of the two things needed for the diagnosis of it - the protein in the fluid. Blood pressure is staying stone-cold normal. The confusion led them not to schedule me for delivery today, as they would if they were sure. Instead, yesterday I went to a fetal/maternal specialist for a consultation.
The fetal/maternal doc said that I do NOT have preeclampsia (high BP is a must). Considering that babies are still growing and moving, there is no reason to deliver right away. The misery of intense constant itching of supper swollen legs and feet excluded, she thought I was doing good for 34 weeks too (at least according to labs). She said that my OB's should probably schedule me for a C-section any time between 35 and 36 weeks. It's not a sure thing, but the babies may even come home with me!