Hi Liz, thanks for your reply. Yes, it is Florence I'm concerned about, so not a premmie, no.
A little (well long but abridged) back story, no one was in the least bit worried about PE untill I actually seized. Was in being induced at 38 weeks due to GBS and the fact I give birth terribly quickly so needed time on AV antibiotics rather than a mad panic and baby at risk. Fetal monitoring in the afternoon and all ok. Baby heartrate on the higher side of normal I was told, but apparently still within acceptable guidelines. Next monitored at about 10am next morning, spent all night mildly contracting after prostin gel but waiting for space on delivery ward to break waters and progress (that's when all hell breaks loose for me.)
At 9am monitoring, babys heart rate was too fast, 180-195bpm. By 9.20am a deep decelleration was seen with only a mild contraction so i was moved upto delivery ward to speed up induction and get baby out.
At about 10.20am I had the first seizure, after this it was noted that baby had progressed back up into my tummy and was no longer engaged but heart rate seemed better.
The day seems to blur after this, but according to my notes I had a second seizure at 4.10pm.
There was still no sign of baby decending at that point even though I was on syntocin by then.
By about 5.50 baby was down and i was starting to push, but a large decelleration was noted, down to 50bpm, slow to recover. There had been previous largeish decellerations for about 10-15m.
On assesment I was fully dialated but there was a large mass felt below my pubic bone, they were unsure what it was, ???elbow??? is writen, emergency bell pushed again.
They just wanted to get her out so i was encouraged to push and they delivered her through the cord. It was wrapped around her neck 3 times I think , but as I've said before the really strange thing was the twisting of it. The senior midwife said it was so unusual, she'd never seen anything like it before. It was completely coiled tight like a spring. She encouraged us to take a photo of it which I have on my mobile phone if that helps.
Her Apgar scores were 9 at 1min, 10 at 5mins.
Obviously Florence was being affected by having this unusual cord coiled around her neck, could this have been the cause of the Eclampsia? And as I've asked earlier could all these things have contributed to the problems she's having now. Don't get me wrong, she's a bright little button mentally, but seems to be struggling with her motor skills etc.
Many thanks for any help you can give Liz, i know ours is a very unusual case.