I honestly can't say which week appt this was. My
Averie Grace born May 24, 2011
Squish due August 19, 2014
It sounds like she was testing you for pre-eclampsia. I was induced at 36 weeks because I went in with high blood pressure that continued to rise while I was there in the office. Here's what the lab work it:CBC - Complete blood count: This tells them things like your hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, along with the count of white blood cells (along with other more specific information). Hemoglobin and hematocrit, and are looked at as indicators for anemia (if they are low) and white blood cells can be looked at as an indicator for an infection (when they are high). CMP - Complete/Comprehensive (depending on the facility) Metabolic Panel: This looks at you fluid and electrolyte status basically and can also look a bit at your kidney function. It will tell if any of your electrolytes are out of whack and also if you seem to be dehydrated (or have other kidney issues going on that would affect those lab results).Uric acid: This is to test the amount of uric acid in your blood. With pre-eclampsia, this can build up as your kidneys start to not filter things as well as normal. Creatinine: This is to test the amount of creatinine in your blood. Creatinine can help measure kidney function and hydration status. This tends to be abnormal if you have pre-eclampsia. The 24 hour urine does help look for pre-eclampsia as well. They are testing to see what's in your urine which lets them know how your kidneys are filtering things. It sounds like she was concerned about the high blood pressure and was going to have you monitored for a bit, but then changed her mind for some reason and instead what's to see what happens next week. As far as Averie's heart rate, the 130s are okay. Normal range at the end of pregnancy is actually 120 - 160, so she's still within normal range. I hope you can get some more information at your next appointment. I would specifically ask the doctor if she is going to change your due date.