Look at my ticker on the left side : 16 days to go to 1st May woot woot hihi
ok updates on my my '37 wks 3 days' check up at KKSA yesterday
weight : maintain
BP : 110/80
Hb : x yah check
urine : 2t (ade protein dlm my urine)
I have to do the 24 hrs protein test at home starting 6am today & ends at 6am tomorrow. I must bring the urine sample to the lab before 8am tomorrow. The nurse will monitor my blood pressure weekly which is not a prob at all as my appoinment pun mmg every week kan..procedure ni actually to confirm whether I got preeclampsia.
What is preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia is a complex disorder that affects 3 to 8 percent of pregnant women. A woman is diagnosed with preeclampsia if she has high blood pressure and protein in her urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
How would preeclampsia affect my health and the health of my baby?
(It's possible to have preeclampsia before 20 weeks, but only in rare cases, such as with a molar pregnancy.)
Preeclampsia most commonly shows up after 37 weeks, but it can develop at any time during the second half of pregnancy, including during labor or even after delivery — usually within the first 48 hours.
Preeclampsia can range from mild to severe, and it can progress slowly or rapidly. The only way to get better is to deliver the baby.
The more severe the condition and the earlier it appears, the greater the risks for you and your baby. Most women who get preeclampsia develop a mild version near their due date, and they and their babies do fine with proper care.
But when preeclampsia is severe, it can affect many organs and cause serious or even life-threatening problems. That's why you'll need to deliver early if your condition is severe or getting worse.
Preeclampsia causes the blood vessels to constrict, resulting in high blood pressure and a reduced blood flow that can affect organs throughout the body, including the liver, kidneys, and brain.
When less blood is being delivered to your uterus, it can mean problems for your baby, such as poor growth, too little amniotic fluid, and placental abruption (when the placenta separates from the uterine wall before delivery).
In addition, your baby may suffer the effects of prematurity if you need to deliver early.
Changes in your blood vessels caused by preeclampsia may cause your capillaries to "leak" fluid into your tissues. This results in swelling, known as edema.
When the tiny blood vessels in your kidneys leak, protein from your bloodstream spills into your urine. (It's normal to have a small amount of protein in your urine, but more than a little bit can signal a problem.)
*source from babycenter.com / u can find out more here
The thing that they couldn't figure out is because my BP is normal...they even checked my BP more than 5 times using the electronic & manual Sphygmomanometers (alat untuk check BP)...so it is very contradict to the sign of preeclampsia (high blood pressure & protein in the urine)
apepun wait until my next check up at KKSA on 21st April and check up at private hospy will be on 23rd April....so I kene get ready je lah now....doakan saye ye kawan2.
p/s urghh my runny nose really distract me lah...srot sret srot sret (-_-) I guess every sakit/challenges throughout the pregnancy r my part of dugaan on da way to become a mom. kene redha & sabar byk kan.