i never had any protein, but Lucas was growth restricted I actually want to request my file and see if it was due to the bp or just a placental issue as he had a really thin cord.
Anyways, the midwife started mentioning concern around 30 weeks, and at 32 weeks i was passed over to an ob who put me on labetalol (trandate) the dosage has been changed so much, but i am pretty sure i went as high as 200 mg twice a day. i know that you can go much higher then that though it was probably just because i was close to the end. Regardless, my bp stayed at 140/90 the whole time even after i gave birth so I actually don't believe they have ever helped me.
I had blood pressure issues with both of my children. I started Trevor's pregnancy at 170 something and then ate my way to 230 lbs.. yeah, not very proud of that. I think that made my blood pressure much worse than it should have been, but then again I spilled protein with him too. Towards the end 39 weeks and some days I had to be induced because my blood pressure was crazy high and I was having the protein issues. With Chloe's pregnancy my pressure never went high, I was on meds the whole time. I started spilling protein around 36 weeks or so, but not enough to induce me early. I was delivered at 38 weeks and never once had a blood pressure problem (if I did, I don't remember haha) I only gained like 15 lbs with her, so from 225ish to 240. I think that helped my pressure out alot.
Food does CRAZY things to your body. Remember to watch your salt and sat. fat. Also exercise helps as well. My DH has blood pressure issues and I notice that when we slack on our exercise he is more grumpy and has bad blood pressure readings as well.
If you are already eating right and exercising excuse me.. lol.. You know with my recent weight changing issues I had to open my mouth about both of these things because these are ways you can help yourself at home
Sorry to hear about the blood pressure! With DD1 I was put on moderate bedrest at 28 weeks. Resting on my left side with no work controlled it very well for me, and went into labor at 38 weeks on my own.
The best things I can recommend is drink lots of water, rest on your left side as much as possible, and eat a high protein diet. I also take omega 3 fatty acid supplement (DHA and EPA) and my midwives suggested 2000mg calcium/1000 mg magnesium supplement daily. I actually find that the calcium/magnesium has been really helpful with my BP. I also tend to get the sensation of a pounding heart while pregnant, and after starting the calcium/magnesium this problem has gone away entirely.
Best wishes and KUP!
Interesting about the pounding heart! i've really been making sure to up my protein intake and take calcium supplement and I haven't noticed any fast heartbeats at all in weeks! I have them occasionally pregnant or not and been told that it means nothing for me, but still always makes me paranoid. Maybe I should be watching this stuff more closely when not pregnant too.....
BTW Kristi, I can't believe you're almost to 20 weeks!!!
Let us know how it's going Mona.
hey ladies. No pounding heart! I'm pretty sure my bp is actually ok just high there for some reason. I thik i'm goign to pick up a cal/mag supplement though anyways. And i do have a hard time getting in my protein cause i still feel pukey. LOL!! drinking water is no problem, i do all day! I'm dying of thirst (dont worry gtt was a-ok).
Sounds good Mona!
Yeah the caffeine things annoy me too. When I was pregnant with ds i attempted to cut all caffeine out and would end up with horrific headaches that would end up making me throw up even more than I already was. Granted that is probably my fault because i have my body so used to caffeine but either way my doctor okay'd a small amount. He ok'd a small amount and it made a huge difference. There aren't many definitive studies that show harm besides the ones that talk about large amounts.
Thinking of you Mona. Hope that the BP stays down or gets down.