"Pre-eclampsia and aftercare"
Posted by Fostersbarbie (as ),
Was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 31 weeks pregnant. My antenatal care was fantastic- ended up having a crash section as my PET was dangerous and my and baby's heart rates became critical. Baby delivered at 32 weeks - spent 4 weeks on NICU where the team were simply amazing and baby is now fine.
However I found my post care at ASPH Joan Booker ward horrendous. I was placed back on a ward with pregnant ladies when my baby was in intensive care even though there were side rooms available. I was not given painkillers when I repeatedly requested them. I was discharged after 3 days with a pack of beta blockers and told to see my GP for my 6 week check at the appropriate time.
However I started feeling strange last week. My baby is now 5 weeks old. I went to my GP who was disgusted as apparently I should have had PET checks for two weeks from my midwife. No one ever contacted or came to see me. Now I have post partum pre-eclampsia and my GP is worried I may have long lasting damage.