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Preeclampsia After C Section
Maybe: Pre-eclampsia can reoccur in future pregnancies but are most common in young women, advanced maternal age women, those with preexisting medical problems like high blood pressure, obese women, and those who got pregnant with fertility treatments. Preeclampsia can start in the postpartum time for some or continue with high blood pressures for several weeks after the baby is born.
I'm almost 40yrs old, had c-section 3 1/2 months ago. Preeclampsia after birth, may be about 7 weeks pregnant again. Still nursing. What are the risks?
Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??
Trial of labor: There is no right or wrong answer. A trial of labor with timely c/section if there is inadequate progress of cervical dilatation would be a reasonable approach.
No time soon do I plan to have baby #2 but, what are my chances of having a VBAC after a c-section due to a breech baby & Preeclampisa?
Pretty good: The breech presentation is almost a sure c-section since the head is the largest body part to travel the birth canal & getting stuck is a disaster.Vaginal delivery after c-section is routine in most delivery centers but usually done with a surgical suite nearby if the need to switch to c-section becomes necessary. If your pelvic structure & baby size are normal this is likely to happen.
My first child was delivered by emergency c-section because I had a complete abruption caused by toxemia that was not treated. I was given high doses?
Abruption: Abruption and toxemia commonly are seen together because of the high blood pressures seen in toxemia. I'm not sure what you were given high doses of but Pitocin (oxytocin) in very high doses can contribute to abruption also. Hopefully your next pregnancy will not be so complicated.See 1 more doctor answer
Why my BP is high150/100 even taking BP pill after c-section due to a week before sudden preclampsia at 32 weeks gave birth at 33 weeks before no bp?
Pregnancy related: You do not indicate when you delivered but if it was less than three months the elevated BP is likely related to the pre-eclampsia. It can take several months for the BP to normalize after having developed pre-ecalmpsia. The fact that you delivered at 33 weeks suggests that you BP was quite high and may even have been almost out of control. Be patien and continue your BP medication.See 1 more doctor answer
I've had two classical incision c-sections. The last one I developed preeclampsia. I would love to have another child one day. Is it safe?
Yes: Based on the information you provided, I don't see why not.See 2 more doctor answers
Resolution.: 15% of pree occurs postpartum; your bps suggest gradual resolution. Your maternal-fetal medicine doctor can tell you when you are out of the woods completely. Do not drive until then!
Very Important: To follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. Keep all of your appointments and be sure to let your doctor know if anything changes. Get plenty of rest, do not exert yourself.
Danger: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It consists of retained fluids, high blood pressure and the kidneys not being able to control protein loss. Delivery is the cure. Medications can be used to stabilize the event and to gain a little lung maturation time. The greatest complication is a seizure and transient liver damage.See 1 more doctor answer
Delivery: The only reeal cure for preeclampsia is delivery. We use Magnesium Sulfate to prevent seizures.
Not typical: Classic signs & symptoms of preeclampsia include swelling, especially in hands and face, protein in urine, elevated BP and possibly (w advancing, more severe forms) severe headaches, visual disturbance and right upper quadrant pain. See your doc immediately. Sob is most commonly related to normal changes in respiratory/cardiac function and weight changes-check w your doc for persistent sob, though.See 1 more doctor answer
One of the: Best tests is to determine the protein in the urine after its collected for 24 hours. If over 300 mg then a positive test. Bloodwork to include a chemistry panel and for elevated liver enzymes blood count to check anemia and platelets. These are the routinely performed labs, good luck.See 1 more doctor answer