Friday, September 26, 2008

29 Weeks and All Goes Haywire

We headed to the OB yesterday for our monthly appointment and sure enough my blood pressure was through the roof. Pretty much exactly the same time that it shot up when I was pregnant with Ella, but I was really hoping it would stay normal this time around. The issue with high blood pressure during pregnancy is not only do they medicate you, but you also have to go to the doctor twice a week until you deliver. Since we have one vehicle and are in the midst of a very busy marching band season, adding two doctor appointments a week will be less than easy! Not to mention that these visits are not covered under our general OB co-pay (they are actually "diagnostic tests" so they have a separate co-pay). The blessing in the whole fiasco is that since we're planning to deliver a week early anyway, we only have 2 months of extra visits and co-pays!

In addition to the blood pressure issue, the baby is measuring big despite the fact that I actually lost 2 pounds since last month so we will also have a growth ultrasound soon. That is the one good thing about my pregnancies -- I don't gain much weight. With Ella I only gained 15 pounds and lost 25 pounds total after she was born!

4 Thoughts From Others:

ErinOrtlund said...

Aw, I hope this doesn't cause too much hardship. Are you planning a repeat c-section?

Camille said...

Yeah, my doc won't do a VBAC so we'll schedule a c-section 7-10 days before my due date (12.10). I was hoping to do Dec 1st, but we'll see what happens!

Camille said...

And it will just take careful planning both in our schedule and our budget!

ErinOrtlund said...

I had a repeat c-section. The nice thing is you know when it's going to happen and what to expect.

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