Going in for induction tonight!

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Registered: 04-10-2009
Going in for induction tonight!
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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 9:13am

Well as some of you know I had been diagnosed with Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. Everything had been going fine, even at my last dr's appt my resting blood pressure was practically perfect at 122/88! But I gained 4 lbs in 5 days and I was beginning to swell. My doctor decided to order another 24 hr urine and to run some bloodwork all of which was completed yesterday. I got a nice wake up call from my doctor that I'll be going into the hospital at 6 tonight to begin induction! I guess my levels are in the preeclamptic stages and since I will be 39 weeks tomorrow they would rather not risk a 'wait and see'. This is my first and I am so nervous I could have a panic attack! My cervix wasn't exaclty favorable at my last appointment so the reason I'm going in tonight is to have some gel placed to help it along and then tomorrow we will begin pitocin. I'm afraid all of this will end in a csection considering my body doesn't seem to be ready. But csection or no csection all I want is a healthy baby!

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 9:25am

With my first I was diagnosed with PIH too.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 9:30am

Everything will be fine!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 9:31am

Good luck! Will be thinking of you and keep us posted if you can. Can't wait to see the announcement the baby's here!

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Registered: 04-10-2009
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 9:42am

Thank you SO much for your story! It gives me some confidence that everything can go completely smoothly, which I'm sure it will no matter what!

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Registered: 04-10-2009
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 9:46am

Thank you, I'm very excited also! And if push came to shove I don't think I would be devestated with a csection I'm just nervous about the pain/recovery. I'll definitely keep you ladies updated! :)

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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 9:47am

Good luck, I hope everything goes smoothly. Sending you loads of quick and easy labor and delivery vibes!!!

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Thu, 12-01-2011 - 10:26am
Congrats! I hope you get to skip the c/s but they're really not all that bad if you end up with one.
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Registered: 04-14-2011
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 10:28am
Best wishes!
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Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 12:26pm

Sorry to hear about your bp.

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Registered: 08-04-2004
Thu, 12-01-2011 - 12:56pm
Your situation sounds EXACTLY like mine did! Im in early labor now from cytotec and they are about to start pitocin to get this party started! My cervix was not favorable either but after two rounds of cytotec, I am ready for the hardest part. Make sure you have plenty of things to occupy your time cuz it is a process. I have been here for almost 20 hours.

Good luck girly!

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