Blood Pressure Drama

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Was there protein in your urine? A couple of moms on the boards have had non-preE related high BP.  They were monitored for a while & eventually induced closer to their due dates. Pregnancy does weird things to our bodies!

Post # 4
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had pregnancy-induced hypertension with no pre-e. My OB put me on a very low dose of medication and it controlled my BP beautifully. I’m 8 mo pp now and my BP is perfectly normal.

High BP readings can certainly be a fluke. Your OB is performing the tests necessary to determine your future care. Please try not to stress, and try not to Google! No one on a message board can tell you whether you’ll develop pre-e.

Post # 5
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Poor you! It sounds like you might be developing preeclampsia- but there are treatments and the urine test will give them a better idea with how to treat you. The most important thing is that they are monitoring your blood pressure- and presumably will continue to do so 🙂 

try not to worry too much- with good treatment and monitoring, everything should be okay. 🙂 

try not to get too stressed about it- just listen to your doctors, it’s their job to tell you what is going on and when to worry x x x x take care sweetie 

Post # 6
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@panda1126:  Yikes, that was not a good day, huh? Can you call your doctor back tomorrow and ask more questions, to help you feel a little more informed about what’s going on? I’m sorry you had such a scary BP reading, but the important thing to focus on is that your doctor will get to the bottom of it, and they will help you get it under control.

Post # 7
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@panda1126:  I had preeclampsia in my first pregnancy at 27 weeks – so 30 weeks is certainly not too early to develop it (im currently 30 weeks with second baby – no symptoms though). Its great that your blood pressure went down. if its any consilation when I had Preeclampsia my blood pressure did not go down on resting – even medication didnt help for the frist couple weeks. The swelling is of more concern. You may just have high bp and that can be controlled easily with medication.  There is no treatment for preeclampsia once it is diagnosed so just try to rest in the meantime. Hopefully its a one off and they may just suggest taking things a bit slower if your still working and perhaps bed rest 🙂 

Post # 8
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I could have written this post this morning after my 32 week check up! My BP was 147/89 in the appointment (was super low earlier in pregnancy and low side of normal pre pregnancy).  I have no protein in urine though so just told to go back in a fortnight to be checked again (which I’d be doing anyway for 34 week check up) and look out for symptoms.  Let me know what happens with you!

Post # 9
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@panda1126:  I had this happen around week 34, I think? They had me come in at 35 weeks as well, and BP was still high. They diagnosed me with “gestational hypertension and high-risk for pre-eclampsia.” I also had horribly swelling, headaches, would randomly see spots. I was put on bedrest and was monitored closely, in case it did become pre-e. I made it to 39 weeks before they had to deliver the baby.

Post # 10
24 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Exact same thing happened to me at 28 weeks. From that point I was put on meds to control Bp and had twice weekly non stress tests. Never developEd pre e and delivered one day after due date to a healthy baby boy. Try not to stress and just trust the doctors. Better to be monitored closely!

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