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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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.
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!
Jessica & Daniel
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.
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..)
FYI -- PM me if you want to know what I'm taking (I'm taking several of the same things again this time as a precaution...)