Three Weeks To Go

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Mommy had a doctors appointment on Wednesday. All sorts of things are happening. For starters Mommy is 1 cm dilated so we are heading down the path for delivery. The doctor was fairly confident that Mommy was going to make it into April so this next weekend my be our last with a single child.

We were informed of another development which is cause for some minor concern. Mommy is showing some signs of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia as per WebMd.com is a form of high blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy. Preeclampsia isn't so bad as long as it doesn't turn into eclampsia. Two major issues associated with high blood pressure while pregnant is that high blood pressure interferes with the placentas ability to transfer oxygen to a baby and the second problem is that is can hurt the mother in a multitude of ways.

The reason why this is only a minor concern is that the way to fix preeclampsia is to deliver the baby. Since our baby is full term if the doctors determine Mommy's blood pressure gets too high we can simply induce.

So this is something that needs to be watched, but with modern healthcare and our stage in the pregnancy any true danger is mitigated.

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