Post # 1
Did any of you deal with high blood pressure near the end of your pregnancy?
I’m 36 weeks 5 days. Went in for my weekly appointment today and was told that my blood pressure was a little high. They want to keep an eye on it so they don’t want me to wait until my next appointment next Thursday. They are having me come in on Monday to check my bp again.
Trying to not over-stress. Hopefully it will not turn into anything worse. Was just told to keep an eye out for symtoms like headaches, vision troubles, etc…
Any of you get high bp at the end of your pregnancy or even pre-eclampsia?
What happened with you? How did it turn out?
Post # 3
My blood pressure went threw the roof everytime i walked for even a little bit. It happened with both my pregnacys I just ended up being put on bed rest first pregnacy had no problems the 2nd one I had to be induced due to signs of pre-eclampsia showing up. But everything was ok and me and my girls are good!
It is something serious to worry about but just listen to the doctors and you will be good 🙂
Post # 4
Don’t worry about it. At 36 weeks you are out of the woods and you are past that. The worse that will happen is that they would induce you early. I did have some luck with no salt diet and good old fashioned oatmeal though. It was really gross because they say to add nothing to it but it brought my Bridal Party down 10 pts for some reason.
Post # 5
Mine has been normal throughout, but my mom’s spiked with me the last 2 weeks. They said it was nothing to worry about, but they did tell her she had to start her maternity leave that day. She didn’t have to go on bedrest or anything, just no more working.
I think the worst that could happen is they will induce you between 39 and 40 weeks.
Post # 6
I have white coat syndrome, so every time I go in to the doctor’s office, my blood pressure is pretty high. She has me take it at home, twice a day at first and now just a couple times a week. My actual blood pressure is the low side of normal, so I’m glad she’s understanding. Unfortuantely we are moving in about a month, so hopefully the new doctor will be just as understanding.
Post # 7
Yes, I had pre-eclampsia which was diagnosed at 33 weeks. But it was so bad so fast that they hospitalized me the minute I went in for a check-up and my blood pressure was sky-high. I also had protein in my urine. I was on bed rest for 4 1/2 weeks, induced and delivered a healthy baby.
Since they are just monitoring you and not hospitalizing, it’s probably manageable. They are really on top of this stuff, so try not to worry and if they need to induce they will. But you are so close to the end, everything should be just fine.
Post # 8
My blood pressure was high at my first appointment, but then it was normal the following week when I went for my ultrasound. Blood pressue can fluctuate easily especially if your nervous
Post # 9
Mine has been fluctuating with each appointment, it’s usually low 90’s/60’s and at one point it was it was somewhere around 125/80 which is high for me.
Do you have any swelling? I have some major swelling going on with my feet/ankles/calves. If they’re worried they’ll test for protein in your urine.
Post # 10
My Bridal Party SKYROCKETED at the end of my pregnancy. The day of my csection it was at 175/115 in the hospital. It started around 34 weeks for me. I had the spots, headaches, blurry vision, and horrible swelling. I had every symptom of preeclampsia except the protein in my urine and blood, so they’re not sure what my deal was (this was on top of polyhydramnios and a few other things.) everything worked out just fine with the pregnancy, but my Bridal Party is still high (was 145/110 the other day)so I’m going to see a specialist next week. I was put on some serious diuretics after the delivery to reduce the swelling and that helped a bit. I should still be taking them but I think they affect my breastmilk supply so I stopped. If it’s still high when you go to deliver, they will monitor it really closely through the labor. Sometimes the swelling right ar the end makes your Bridal Party rise though. Don’t stress too much yet.
Post # 11
I read somewhere that taking a bath every day helps b/c submerging your body (up to shoulders) in water forces the extra fluid to your core and thus acts sort of like a diuretic. Also suggested is a mid day nap where your feet are elevated.
Also suggested was eat more protein, eat less salt, and drink lots of water.