Appointment update

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Appointment update

I went in for my 36 week check up on Friday.
Much more eventful than I'd planned for. It was just a normal checkup with no scan. But my blood pressure is indeed sneaking higher and higher like she was worried about. It's out of the range of normal right now, and seems to sneak up more every week.
She had previously said that she was going to medicate me to bring it down if it got to where it is. But she says now that I'm so late in the pregnancy, she is changing the plan.

For starters, she's not letting me go past 39 weeks. If it keeps climbing and gets to a scary level, we will go earlier to be induced. She set me up with a scan for Tuesday to make sure baby is ok with the higher bp. I guess it has bad effects on how well my placenta functions. So we will also go earlier if baby stops growing, my fluid levels decrease too much, or my placenta is showing signs of decreased efficiency or damage.
We'll go in for weekly checks with scans from now till the end.

I'm a bit worried, but I can't help but be a bit excited too. A week chopped off my time, means only a couple weeks until I meet my new little boy. Smile I was so sure this baby would be hanging out till the end. I haven't packed a bag, or bought anything. Right now, we only have a crib and some clothes. She suggested we get some shopping done!

Joined: 05/22/13
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Good luck... I am having similar issues this pregnancy so I get induced tomorrow (39 weeks 3 days). Hopefully yours goes as smoothly as mine has thus far!

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Bad news about the BP, but glad to hear it is being monitored closely and you get some time shaved off! Good luck with the shopping!

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Thanks Smile I do like how closely she is watching me. Going back today at 2.

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