Can't catch a break!

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Can't catch a break!

So I had that doctor's appointment today to get this cough checked out. They gave me some antibiotics to see if it helps, but before they did that they just wanted to check my weight and BP. Well it turns out in 1 week I gained about 6 lbs which is a shock since I have been losing and that is a lot of weight in 1 week but apparently every week I go in my BP is higher and higher. I believe this time it was somewhere around 130/100. So starting tomorrow morning I have to do a 24 hour urine collection and then Sunday morning I have to go to the hospital to drop it off and get some blood tests and I heard her ordering a bunch of other stuff and that I have to be monitored and what not. I hope I'm not going to be stuck there for too long....I was just there last week for what we thought was some fluid leakage and I have been have a lot of BH contractions lately and even had a few actually contractions the past couple of days...UGH!!!

gabeminamom's picture
Joined: 01/09/11
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OH no! I hope everything is ok. Have you had your GD test yet? Just wondering if that can be the weight gain. Praying that things get normal for you and baby cooks a bit longer.

Joined: 06/25/07
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Yep I failed the 1 hour but passed the 3 hour

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oh man that really stinks Sad i hope everything works out and they are just being overly cautious, keep me posted!

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((hugs))

I had to do the 24 hour urine collection a couple of times last pregnancy. It always came back fine, but it was rather annoying. Especially since I had to take the jug to a base hospital and stand in line with my pee in front of everyone there. Glad I can find humor in it now! I kept having high BP readings too. Make sure you're calm, feel on the floor, not talking, not needing to pee, etc before a reading. And if they're only been using the cuff, ask for them to take it manually. These things helped me last time go from high BP to borderline hypertension. Enough to get them to stop panicking about me. Stay positive and KUP! :grouphug:

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Hang in there. I'm sure that you are fine, but better to be safe than sorry. The fact that you have lost so much weight till now, the jump now isnt too big of a deal. You may also be retaining a bit of water if your BP really is a little high. I know my step sister had weight coat high blood pressue when she was prego... is there a way that you could take it at home?

With my history of pre term contractions my doc told me not to go in till I was having 6 in an hour. Also, as long as drinking H2o and putting your feet up stops them there isnt too much to worry about. I sometimes feel like I'm leaking, but I know that its just either urine leakage, or CM. Hang in there mama. Its a challenge, but in the end, as long as baby is healthy, and they can make sure you are healthy, thats all that matters Smile

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Everything is ok and all the tests came back normal. Yay! On a side note they moved my due date back up to October 25th, but i am still staying on this board.

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yay! i'm so glad to hear everything is ok! Smile

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Why in the world do they keep moving your EDD? Did they miss that the E stands for estimated? Blum 3

Glad everything came back great! What a relief. Smile

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Yay for good results!!! Glad that everything is looking good Smile

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Why in the world do they keep moving your EDD? Did they miss that the E stands for estimated? Blum 3

LoL I think they missed that memo or skipped that day at school haha

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So glad everything is normal!!! Whew!!! At my lastappt I too was a week ahead but I"m just leaving it at Nov. 1. See another Tiffany thing! LOL! Hope it all stays the same for you!

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Good to hear things are looking ok

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