I'm doing weekly, so far, ultrasounds, non-stress tests and doctor's appointments (all on the same day), so today was one of those days. This is due to my high blood pressure issue. Can't wait until the little guy is out and about -
Onto next Tuesday with the same appointments . . .
Strokes spike in pregnant women, new moms
High blood pressure, heart disease fuel 54 percent rise in dangerous brain injuries
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43918460At age 25, home with a week-old baby boy, Rachel Eagly had no reason to think a little headache meant she was having a stroke.
But then came the blinding pain, the starburst flashes of light, the slurred speech and sudden weakness in her right arm.
Within hours, emergency doctors confirmed what no one wanted to believe: A blood vessel had burst in Eagly’s brain.
“I remember thinking something’s wrong here and I don’t know what it is,” recalled Eagly, now 30, who was placed in a medically induced coma for nearly two weeks, and then hospitalized for months while she relearned how to speak and walk, even as she cared for her newborn son, Aidan.
This hits close to home as I'm also dealing with high blood pressure right now.
From the above article:
Rachel Eagly of Lansing, Mich., was 25 when she suffered a stroke a week after giving birth to her son, Aidan, on Sept. 7, 2006. She was in a medically induced coma for nearly two weeks and hospitalized for months as she relearned how to speak, walk and care for a newborn
Unplanned pregnancy not linked to mental development in children
Children who are the result of an unplanned pregnancy develop slower when compared to children of parents who planned their pregnancy, according to research published this week. However, these differences in mental development disappear when other lifestyle and social factors are taken into account.
In the UK nearly four out of 10 pregnancies are unplanned. The researchers in this study wanted to look at how planning for pregnancy has an effect on the mental development of children at ages three and five.
I'm at this stage:
Your pregnancy: 36 weeks
Appointments again today . . . repeat of an ultrasound, NST and OB/GYN visit . . . oh the sciatica! Not too much longer now . . .
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