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    Went to the doc yesterday and he told me that now that I have high bp this may change things. Argh! IF I can keep my bp under control then we may not have issues. They can't induce me the normal ways as proglastalins can't be used at all. So.... any ideas. I am going to look into the brewers diet. I know they have a high bp version of that. I want to start prenatal yoga next week, which I know will help with stress etc. Any other ideas???
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    How high was your BP and has it consistantly been high? My BP responds quickly to stress and that includes basic office visits. You might want to keep that in mind. Do you have a home monitor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommys View Post
    How high was your BP and has it consistantly been high? My BP responds quickly to stress and that includes basic office visits. You might want to keep that in mind. Do you have a home monitor?
    Yeah, that.

    Blood pressure issues suck. I am just thankful my BP got wonky AFTER the baby was already here (postpartum pre eclampsia) When I was admitted to the hospital, 4 days after my amazing home birth, my BP was 171/108

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    It was in the 120-130's/80-90 range my entire pregnancy until last week when I started getting high readings. It was 178/100 at the docs office when they put me on medication. So it was really high. The medication made me soooo dizzy for the first 4/5 days, but now I am feeling better. My bp was 129/84 at the docs the other day so it is working. I do have a home monitor. That is how I knew something was wrong. I had a terrible headache that lasted for 2 days so I took it.
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    Brewer diet asap!! Lots of water, and lots of protein. I hope it stays under control. (((BIG HUGS)))
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    That stinks Hopefully you can manage to keep it under control. I also ditto the Brewer diet- I never really looked into it until we learned about it in hypnobabies and I had no idea how important protein/good nutrition in general is in pregnancy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazykat View Post
    Brewer diet asap!! Lots of water, and lots of protein. I hope it stays under control. (((BIG HUGS)))
    this!
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    Can you do some hypnosis, like Hypnobabies, to help keep your calm and possibly get the BP down? I know it helped me a lot when I would go to the doctor's office.

    I hope it stays under control and the Brewer's diet helps.

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    I don't have any suggestions- just wanted to say good luck! I hope you can get it down and keep it down!
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    I have "anxiety-based" high BP (doctor's visits, etc.) so I know how you feel.

    Last time, the MW put me on alfalfa pills (3 pills @ each meal), cal/mag supplement, garlic, and some aloe juice (yuck!)... but it worked, my bp went down over a 6 week period until it was 100/60 3 days before Isabella was born... (my best BP the entire pregnancy). I know everyone does the brewers diet too (just good nutrition in general... 70 g protein is a must... low processed sugars..)

    Good luck...
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