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being induced this weekend. :/ Kimberlea Boggs 1 child; Reynoldsburg, Ohio 385 posts
11th Dec '12

Well, i will be 38 weeks on friday and for over a month i have had the symptoms of Pre-e. Headache, pitting edema, high blood pressure and am starting to show protein in my urine. After begging them to take my complaints seriously, and a month of getting them to accurately test me for it, turns out i was right and i knew i had it. So, i am going to be induced this weekend. I am excited to see my baby, but scared as hell at the same time. End rant.

-aychsweez- 17 kids; Memphis, 6228 posts
11th Dec '12

I was induced for pre-e. Glad they finally listened to you. I had a fast and easy labor. I hope the same for you!!! :) Good luck.

MILF !! 2 kids; Connecticut 3946 posts
11th Dec '12

good luck mama!

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Kimberlea Boggs:" Well, i will be 38 weeks on friday and for over a month i have had the symptoms of Pre-e. Headache, pitting ... [snip!] ... had it. So, i am going to be induced this weekend. I am excited to see my baby, but scared as hell at the same time. End rant."


i had pre-e my first pregnancy. i was swollen so bad but thats all i really noticed, but i had protein in my urine and apparently high bp. it will be okay!

Kimberlea Boggs 1 child; Reynoldsburg, Ohio 385 posts
11th Dec '12

Thank you. I'm starting to have severe migraines. Just makes me mad they thought i was bsing the whole time when I wasn't.

Kimberlea Boggs 1 child; Reynoldsburg, Ohio 385 posts
11th Dec '12

Just something about a 7 pound baby coming out of my vag scares me lol. And i am severely afraid of needles. Can't go back in time now. :)

Just Andria 4 kids; Houston, Texas 915 posts
11th Dec '12

Good luck! I just had my son on the 1st for the same reason.

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Kimberlea Boggs:" Thank you. I'm starting to have severe migraines. Just makes me mad they thought i was bsing the whole time when I wasn't."

i honestly dont know how you could BS pre-eclampsia.
thats not something you'd WANT TO BE bsing.



smh at doctors sometimes.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
11th Dec '12

Best of luck!



I had an amazing experience with my induction (it was started at 37 weeks, 5 days, she was born at 38 weeks). It was similar to my ideal birth experience (except I had an IV and I was at the hospital :D). I stayed out of bed, even laboured in the tub because my midwives use a wireless monitor. I had planned on a natural birth and did not even think about asking for pain medication during my labour. I did have a fantastic doula though :).

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Kimberlea Boggs:" Just something about a 7 pound baby coming out of my vag scares me lol. And i am severely afraid of needles. Can't go back in time now. :)"


7 lbs aint bad :D
i feel for those mommas that have 9-10 lb babies. :shock:

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Kimberlea Boggs:" Just something about a 7 pound baby coming out of my vag scares me lol. And i am severely afraid of needles. Can't go back in time now. :)"


I am very scared of needles too. Getting the IV was by far the worst part of the labour/birth.



I have problems with anxiety and years ago, went to a psychologist to help. He had me pay attention to the way my body was reacting to the anxiety (sweaty palms, increased heart beat, dizziness, etc), it really helps reduce the anxiety. It does take some practice though.

Kimberlea Boggs 1 child; Reynoldsburg, Ohio 385 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting TRISHA [38 weeks]:</b>" 7 lbs aint bad :D i feel for those mommas that have 9-10 lb babies. :shock:"</blockquote>




I feel bad for my friend who had a 14 pounder in August. Sadly he died tho bc they didnt monitor her gd the way they should have. That's why i have been up my doctors ass.

Kimberlea Boggs 1 child; Reynoldsburg, Ohio 385 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Roe23:</b>" I am very scared of needles too. Getting the IV was by far the worst part of the labour/birth. I have ... [snip!] ... (sweaty palms, increased heart beat, dizziness, etc), it really helps reduce the anxiety. It does take some practice though."</blockquote>




I just saw a friend in the hospital who had bypass surgery and she had an epidural and yeah that shit looked painful.

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Kimberlea Boggs:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Roe23:</b>" I am very scared of needles too. Getting the IV ... [snip!] ... I just saw a friend in the hospital who had bypass surgery and she had an epidural and yeah that shit looked painful."


i didn't even feel my epidural. lol. i was in so much pain i didnt feel the needle.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting TRISHA [38 weeks]:" i didn't even feel my epidural. lol. i was in so much pain i didnt feel the needle."


For me, it isn't the feeling, it's the idea of it.



But, being scared of needles (and other medical things) forced me to learn more my alternatives for birth. I'm so glad it did, I really enjoyed my birth experiences and I think they have made me a stronger, more confident person.



Edit: Stronger and more confident then I was before, not then anyone else :).