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Re: I protest!

Post by kaxy » Sun May 05, 2013 07:48 pm

I'm protesting with you! Arg! I hope it's just a blip and it goes back to normal.

And...what? I think it is perfectly reasonable to be taking your BP at home. I'm doing mine, and my OB thinks that is a great idea. What does your doc say?

Re: I protest!

Post by sam10 » Sun May 05, 2013 06:09 pm

I was only told not to overdo it and take it too often (2-3 days max). Also, I did not take it every day at the early stages of my pregnancy. I am not sure why the nurse instructed you not to take it, but I would continue taking your BP at home. Glad all is looking good :-)

Re: I protest!

Post by mlbaker » Sun May 05, 2013 05:53 pm

Just out of curiosity, have any of you been instructed NOT to take your BPs at home? This afternoon I would up at L&D. I wasn't going to call, but then I realized that if I was developing pre-e, it would be wise to know as soon as possible so the steroid injection could be given. I thought it prudent given the my BPs were up and I was vomiting. Labs and urine were perfect, which was fantastic.

When I left L&D the nurse said, "The doctor tells me you take your blood pressure at home. You need to stop doing that." I was kind of dumbfounded. In my other two pregnancies I had severe PIH and preeclampsia. I also have chronic hypertension that I developed after my first pregnancy. I've been taking my pressures maybe once a week since I've been pregnant. Isn't it wise to monitor my BP? I think she was trying to suggest that if I wouldn't have been monitoring my BP at home, I never would have thought it prudent to come in.

I'm pretty laid back about all this stuff. I'm not one to freak out.....but I am really uncomfortable with the idea of not monitoring BPs at home. Isn't this what those that are high risk for pre-e are supposed to do?

Re: I protest!

Post by MomTimesThree » Sat May 04, 2013 10:47 pm

Man- total protest!! I called it my Brat Attacks. :) I hope this is a mild blip well controlled with meds if it gets to that point and that a beautifully landscaped yard is still in your future... or that you're at least able to bark directions from a a lounge chair happily pregnant and get it all done before baby comes!!!


Re: I protest!

Post by sam10 » Sat May 04, 2013 06:34 pm

Oh, I know. Sending you hugs.

I protest!

Post by mlbaker » Sat May 04, 2013 03:23 pm

28 weeks pregnant with #3. This has been a great pregnancy. BPs have been wonderful....the best they've ever been in my adult life. I've been feeling great. I've been so active this pregnancy. I couldn't have been happier. We waited for 5 years to get pregnant again after my last two pregnancies....and adopted three times because we didn't think we were comfortable getting pregnant again.....I have been so thrilled with how things have been going.

Day before yesterday I started getting some shortness of breath and felt like I was going to pass out. Normal pregnancy stuff. Yesterday I woke up puking. Figured I had a stomach bug. I took my BP later in the day just in case and they were rising. I had been around 110/75 for a long time. Yesterday they were around 130/85. Boo. Today they are more like 135/95....but they will go down if I lay on my left side.

I guess I just want to whine. My husband is out of town so he's not here for me to whine to. :) I'm disappointed. I'm not worried because I've been down this path twice before and everything turned out fine in the end. I know what to watch for and have a good idea of when I need to go to the hospital. I'm just sad. It felt so good to be a happily and joyfully pregnant. It felt so good to be active. I had grand plans to lay a patio, paint my living room, and landscape my front yard before the baby comes. I don't think that's happening. Bummer. But if feels good to get it out. :D