During my 37-week appointment with my OB, she told me again how great I am doing. It’s nice to hear that I have done a good job taking care of the baby and myself. She hasn’t checked to see if I am dilated at all yet. She said we would do that next week and then maybe discuss inducing plan too. I asked her if lupus patients get induced earlier than normal pregnancies. She said yes, that can occur, if so, likely at 39 weeks if they haven’t had their baby yet. This was news to me. Probably a good thing to know! I will be 39 weeks the week of March 10.
Another thing I have been watching lately is my blood pressure. With both preeclampsia and kidney involvement with lupus, your blood pressure can go up with swollen legs. My legs are definitely swollen, but right now the cause is simply being 37 weeks pregnant. Back when I did ...Continue Reading →