Well my spd got the better of me. My doctor took me off work. And today my bp was high even after I was sitting and resting for a bit. 130/98. Last appt it was 150/92 then dropped to 120/84 after I sat for a bit. No protein in urine though which is good. My doctor is seeing me in 2 weeks and if it's still up putting me on meds. Booo!!
When I take my bp at the grocery store it's always low, but I dont know how good their cuffs are. My cuff sucks and I cant take it at work now that I'm off.
Boooo!! I dont want to be induced again cause of high bp!!!! And i definitely dont want it to turn into pree or something!! It never did with Simon but it didnt go up until 36 weeks with him. I'm only 28 right now.
yuck! I hope it goes down!
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You know the research and you know your rights. They can't make you show up for an induction. I'd see about having someone else you know take your BP at random times manually just so you have your own numbers when you're calm and at rest. THis way you have a better educated idea of what is really going on with you. Ugh. Really glad you have no protein and with luck you never will. Grocery store cuffs suck - at least in the US.
Remember I was told that I had hypertension when pregnant with DS. Not pregnancy hypertension, but hypertension as in I had it before pregnancy and didn't know it (I had very similar readings to what you're getting). Yeah, my BP since then with it being taken manually (they'd only use the cuffs with aiden) has been normal. Actually more like the low side of normal. So my hypertension cured itself? And it's not like weight loss contributed to it because I was up 15-20lbs from my normal pre baby weight when I got pregnant with Zoe.
Thanks ladies. I know the grocery store ones arent always reliable, but I'm actually measuring lower than i did prepregnancy on them, and they are consistent between stores (though I mainly just use the one place). I have my own cuff but its too hard to do it on myself manually. I check my insurance to see if it would cover one but no, I mean a better one. ERG!!!
i am swelling a bit too, but I know that is normal as long as it isnt sudden or severe. i still can wear my wedding ring so it cant be that bad right??
And see prepreg, im normally 130/90ish girl. Then for some reason when I'm pregnant I drop low, so really that reading today isnt crazy high compared to my normal. I also had more caffeine than normal today which really seems to affect me.
For my next appt Im going to have no caffeine and make the nurse let me sit for 5 before taking it. At the end with simon when it was high at the dr's office it was always normal when they sent me to triage because they would let me rest for 10 minutes. The nurses there even asked "why are you here? Your pressure is perfect." So maybe i just get nervous that it is going to be high, therefore it is high. you know?
You're thinking through this well. Definitely no where near time to panic. Swelling can be normal pregnancy - wearing your rings still is a good sign though to me!
Ya I want a home one. I have my own manual cuff but I have large arms so need a bigger one plus its a bit awkward to do it to your self manually. I dont have enough arms to hold everything. LOL!!! I might at least see how much a larger cuff would cost and can get DH to hold some things for me to do it. LOL!!
When you were pg Janice, did you ever have protein in your urine too? When did you get it? You were on meds right? When did they put you on them and how much?