Wow, can't believe your midwives are worried about the weight this time and had a u/s as well. I can kind of understand but then there are so many stories of those measurements being way off.
Where will you be delivering? Sorry if I missed that above.
Welcome to your lodge.
So I know nothing of BP issues. My reading at the office was 130ish/90ish.
On both arms. But I had just got done eating/drinking ( inc. caffiene) and they keep getting me all riled up there.
Anyhow, I came home and drank a bottle of water and sat a moment and it was 107/67.
There were no protiens in my urine and no swelling?
What do you think would signal an issue. They didn't even say they needed to see me before my normal appt next week. Just to try to rest some and they gave me things to look for ...headaches etc ( which I have had none of)
I've never dealt with pre-e but what I know is to watch for headaches, blurred vision and swelling of joint. Beyond that I don't know. It doesn't sound like you have though. It was probably just the slight workout you had getting there and having just eaten.
sorry, just read your last couple...hadn't checked in in a while...but... my experience with my birth center MWs was much less managed than an OB office, but with birth centers (at least in PA), they have to follow certain rules, etc. in order to stay a certified birth center. So I think birth center/hospital based MWs definitely manage things a lot differently than MWs who don't have those constraints, IYKWIM... It does suck, though, but I felt like with mine, they were almost covering their butts...definitely not as much as yours seem to be, though.
Yeah I just feel like its even MORE managed that my freaking OB care was.
I have a friend who is a homebirth mw we almost used and she has been pretty surprised at how they have been too.
I really don't think I have any BP issues. I think they stress me out there....
I took it later this afternoon at home and it was 99/64.
So... I just need to try to relax some before my next appt. I think my worry my BP may be up....will make it go up!
If you had caffeine before you went, I wouldn't worry unless you get high readings at home. Take it easy, relax, watch for the other symptoms, but it sounds like you're fine.
Sorry they are giving you a hard time. You really don't need added stress at the very end of your pregnancy!
I wouldn't freak out over one high reading. 130/90 really isn't even that high. If you get consistently high numbers then I would worry. I think you are most likely ok. Just monitor it. If you have any other symptoms though I would call right away. Like migraine headache, abdominal pain, visual disturbances etc.
This is SO true! Try and stay positive.
Originally Posted by princess consuella
I am sorry but I am late reading this! Welcome to your lodge!
Thanks for sharing your stories, I can't believe you flet your c-sec!!!
I met with the doula today and LOVED her.
She actually helped me get some of my confidence back that they have been talking away. Apparently this clincal director did the same to her.... made a big deal about her 4 pound weight gain between appts..... So its good to know she has been there.
She also told me " you know I see some women that I wonder if they will be able to do it without meds etc.... just by talkign with them" and shs said she has NO DOUBT in her mind with my education and determination that this will be great.
She made me feel soooo much better.
She is even comign with me to my appt next week to just be there and also help them not be negative to me. She will talk with me beforehand and maybe do some hand massage etc so that my BP will likely be ok.
Soooo..... on cervical self checks. Its pretty high up there so I had to reach but I can easily fit two fingers in. I couldn't even try for 3 just because of the angle.
What is two fingers about? Middle/pointer. I didn't even have to like force them in. Two slipped in easy.