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Re: [IP] Highs that wouldn't go away--MYSTERY SOLVED

Sherry -
just wanted to say that a c-section is definitely not inevitable.
My OB is very conservative with c-sections. My retinal specialist 
recommended I have a c-section in preg #2 because I have proliferative 
retinopathy and had a laser surgery the day before they ended up 
unexpectedly inducing delivery. The ophthalmologist was concerned about the 
high pressures  of delivery being dangerous for such new laser burns and my 
leaky retinal blood vessels. But my OB encouraged me to deliver with 
"gentle pushing" and not to strain too hard. I did gentle pushing for 3 and 
a half hours and finally they used forceps to get her the last of the way 
out.  Many OBs will do a c-section if the pushing is lasting more than two 
hours, but since I was on internal fetal monitors and all they could be 
sure the baby was hanging in there okay. She did have a dangerous drop in 
heart rate towards the end, but she was far enough along the birth canal 
that they just used forceps at that point.

Glad you figured out what was causing the highs. Being sick while pregnant 
is no fun!
- betsy
Betsy, age 34, Type 1 27 years, Disetronic 6 yrs, on third pregnancy with
pump and due in June.
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