Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

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Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by kat82 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 03:36 am

Just wanted to update that my doctor, somewhat to my surprise, said he would be ok going to 41 weeks if everything stays under control.
I do have weekly appointments and NSTs, probably similar to most of you. Also, my meds haven't been adjusted at all yet. I don't know what difference that makes.

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by alviarin » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:03 am

Congratulations, what a cutie!!!

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by blythe » Sun Jul 22, 2012 09:46 am

Wonderful news!! Congratulations, Lily is beautiful! I'm so glad you got the birth experience you wanted as well!

As I'm sure you know, please keep watching your bp and signs and symptoms, post-partum PE can hit up to 6 weeks pp. I hope you continued to stay PE- free!

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by alexis » Fri Jul 20, 2012 04:44 am

Congratulations!

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by hillary8l8 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 01:05 am

Congratulations! She is beautiful, so happy to hear that everything went so well:)

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by kat82 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:28 am

That is such great news, Veronica. I am hoping to have the exact same experience (also working with a doula) so it is very heartening to read that that was possible for you even with the induction! Your girl is adorable...congrats! :D

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by sam10 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 07:09 am

Congratulations! So happy to hear you had a good experience and all is well!

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Post by veronica44 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 03:02 am

I'm back! :D

We did induce at 39 weeks - those 140 BP readings were becoming more and more frequent. I think my body was almost ready anyway, since I went into labor with just the Cervidil. SO happy to have avoided Pitocin this time! This, along with having hired a birth doula and using her coping techniques, allowed me to have a fast, easy, and unmedicated childbirth. I went from 5.5 cm to fully dilated in one hour, and pushed for five minutes. It was just wonderful, everything was perfect. What a difference from the PE birth of my first daughter, magnesium/Pitocin/epidural/hours of pushing.

In any case, our daughter Lillian Maria is here. She was born at 9:30 on 7/16 and weighed a whopping 7 lbs 4 oz. :)
Here is a picture:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... t=1&ref=nf


I'll only have it public for a week or so, so sorry if anyone can't see it afterwards.
All the best to all of you on the boards!

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by hillary8l8 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:26 am

I saw my midwife today and questioned her about this. She also told me 39 weeks, and sooner if bp goes up. She did say that if my bp was still good at 39 she would consider going to 40, but not past 40.

Re: Chronic hypertension controlled on meds - why induce?

Post by kat82 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:53 am

Bumping this thread...both for an update from the OP (who was induced yesterday, I think?) and to see if anyone else has experiences to share.
I am fortunate enough to be wondering when my doctor will want to induce if my BPs stay well controlled, and I plan to ask when I see him next week, so I'll come back and update then, too.

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