Unexpected trip to L&D but all is well

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Unexpected trip to L&D but all is well
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 11:13am

On Tuesday at work I started to feel very short of breath and my arms and fingers were tingly and my heart was racing. I didn't have any swelling though. Called the doctor anyway and they wanted me to go to L&D just to double check. My blood pressure always stayed in the normal range but my heart beat was in the 160s-170s which they didn't love. So they did an EKG which came back completey normal. Baby's heartbeat was normal the whole time and he continued to move around. They monitored me for a couple hours - drew blood, tested urine, etc - then sent us home. They told me to stay home yesterday b/c they wanted 24 hours without episode before I came back to work. A little hiccup but nothing to worry about it.

I think my DH was scared half to death though. He beat me to the hospital and had twice as long of a drive. Poor guy.

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Registered: 04-12-2010
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 11:28am
Im glad everything turned out ok!


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

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Registered: 12-09-1999
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 2:48pm
Glad you and the baby are ok. I hope it doesn't happen again. (((hugs)))
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Registered: 04-14-2011
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 4:37pm
My arms and hands are tingly all the time. My doctor said its carpal tunnel from the fluids pressing on the nerves. I resorted to sleeping with hand braces to relieve the pain. What a difference in quality of sleep!
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Registered: 07-07-2006
Thu, 10-27-2011 - 10:12pm

Glad everything turned out ok. Not to much longer and it'll be show time....don't try to rush things....kidding. Hope it doesn't happen again, take care!

Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !