So, my blood pressure's been creeping up on my last few visits. I'm hardly swollen at all, have not had headaches or blurred vision, and I've kept reasonably active. I did develop pre-eclampsia with my last term pregnancy, lo those many years ago... (24 years ago) it was awful and obvious, and I needed to be induced at 39 weeks.
So, my doctor had me do some bloodwork after my appointment yesterday, and is having me come in again tomorrow to discuss the results, whatever they turn out to be. He seems pretty convinced that we'll need to induce, because of my rising blood pressure, the growth issues with the baby so far, and nutrition concerns because of my two-vessel cord.
He's a light, cheerful guy, and he's playing it up as not such a big deal, but I am really disappointed! I was really hoping to go natural this time, and I know that induction without an epi is a one-way ticket to lots of big pain. I'm readjusting my expectations to include an epidural, but now I'm frightened that I might need a c-section! Do not want! He knows I really want to avoid it, and he thinks we should be able to get by without one, but seriously... DO NOT WANT!
So, it's possible that after my appointment 10:30 tomorrow morning, he'll have me admitted. If you don't hear from me for a while, it means I'm in the hospital. Wish me luck, just in case!