So this is what happened... DH and I were at the supermarket at about 9pm last night getting groceries and all of a sudden I felt very faint. My face and hands went numb and I was having some heavy palpitations. I'm past 39 weeks pregnant and had been having some problems with low blood pressure around Jan/Feb, but this was much worse than I had ever felt. I was literally fighting to stay concious and DH had to catch me from falling several times as we tried to make it to our car. By this time my vision started to go and I began seeing stars, so we hightailed it to labor and delivery to get checked out. Interestingly enough the maternity ward sent me to the ER since I wasn't having contractions and I could still feel the baby move. I was certain that my blood pressure just dropped, so I was not really concerned and went to the ER. They checked me in pretty quickly and when they took my vitals my blood presure was actually 150 over some other absurdly high number. Ususally my upper numbers are in the 110-115 range. They put me in a bed, took some fluids, and continued to monitor my BP, although it stayed high for about 3-4 hours. I continually asked about my BP, but no one seemed too concerned. They all said it was within the normal range. Eventually it did drop to my normal levels, but I was still concerned. Well, my labs came back and while it wasn't good, it was "within acceptable levels." So I was wheeled back to Labor and Delivery to have some fetal monitoring before I was discharged. I was given printouts of my labs as well as my 'diagnosis papers' which stated I had peeclapsia(!). I handed these to the head nurse, but again, since I wasn't having conractions she wasn't concerned. I was on the fetal monitor for about 45 minutes and again, the results weren't great, but "acceptable." As I was being discharged I asked if I should be concerned about the diagnosis I was given, to which the nurse replied, "Diagnosis? What diagnosis?." She hadn't even looked at the paperwork I had given her from the ER! Her reccomendation was to "let my midwife know." We went home at 4:30am, slept for a few hours and called my midwife during office hours to let her know what had happened. I was intructed to come in to get checked out and make sure my BP was still normal. It was, so I brought up the fact that it hadn't been for quite a while last night. I have had palpitations and skipped beats before I was pregnant and had a full cardiac evaluation, which she reminded me about, so she said she wasn't concerned since "I had already been cleared of any heart problems." Her response to what happened at the ER was that I was "worrying too much" and had elevated my BP. I got the 'women have been having babies for 1,000s of years' speach and was told not to be concerned and just let nature take it's course. So... Should I not worry? I picked a midwife vs. a doctor for my pregnancy because I didn't want to make a huge medical issue out of having a baby (to the great surprise of many of my friends and family). I have several doctors as it is, I didn't want one more. I will be having this baby in a hospital, so I know I'll get the care I need if I need it, so I'm trying to shrug this off... On that note, I am now 3cm dialated, 60% effaced, and had my membranes striped this morning.