The word preeclampsia always described a condition I had never even considered happening to me. It was something that others had and told their stories of horror. So when I heard to word uttered by my doctor yesterday I was not too thrilled. Had another check up (now a weekly get together – ‘how are you?’ ‘fine’ ‘any questions’ ‘no’). I am so used to hearing everything is great that I just thought this appointment would be the same.
‘Unfortunately we will have to send you down to the day ward for more checks.’ Sorry! I have been up since 1.30am (pregnancy insomnia). Do we really need to do this? My poor mother’s mind started to race – anniversary weekend with her husband vs hospital with daughter. Not great timing!
I, of course, like any other with an internet enabled phone started googling like mad. It turned out i had every symptom ticked by the time we got to the day ward. Funnily I didn’t panic or start to get nervous about the situation – I just knew i wasn’t ready to meet my triplets. The bag hasn’t been packed, not one baby grow has been washed! So apart from high blood pressure, protein in my urine, i started to believe i had nausea, blindness etc etc…..
The first thing they do in the day ward is check your blood pressure again – mine was normal. The second is another urine sample – mine was normal. Thirdly a blood test to confirm and yes mine was normal. So after a day of hanging around the panic is over and i am back to having normal complaints.
Last Friday I managed to catch a documentary about having triplets. Probably not advisable when pregnant with triplets but I couldn’t help it. Once committed I had to watch to the end. But it made me realise that I am blessed. These girls had all sorts of problems to contend with and yes this is a high risk pregnancy. I have had nothing serious happen and yesterday was only a blip. The babies are flying, I’m still able to carry my son let alone walk and we are nearly there.