Saturday, January 5, 2008

Katie 29/40

Katie was born in NSW at 29 weeks. Mum (Nat) developed high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia), she just did not feel well, a bit dizzy, headaches, bloated, generalised swelling and very tired. On arrvial at the hospital Nat's blood pressure was very high and her blood tests were all abnormal. It was very clear that Nat's baby needed to be delivered sooner than later.
Fact: Most clinicans agree that a blood pressure of 140/90mmHg or more or an increase in diastolic pressure (the bottom number) of 20mmHg from the booking blood pressure needs further investigations.

Little Katie was born by caesarean section weighing 750gms - Katie is doing very well and is now 18mths old, with no current health issues.
Katie can be seen in the bath with her cousins Bradley & Monique, all these babies were premature and their mothers are all sisters.
Monique weighted 1750gms, I am holding her in the formal picture, as she was being discharged from hospital.
Aren't they doing so well now
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