by evansmom (144 Posts), Thu Nov 27, 2003 08:26 am
Hi Christy, I have the same problem as you...my BP always seems to go up in my OBs office. Since my last pregnancy, I've had HBP that has been well controlled with meds. It averages from 100/60 to 120/80. Anyway, I had an appt with my internist last week and my bp was a perfect 120/80. 5 days later, I had my first Ob appt. and it was 130/88 (that morning at home it was 105/60)! My pulse was also fast, causing the BP to rise a little. My doctor says if it goes up slightly (10 milligrams of mercury raise), and goes back down, its probably just the effect of adreneline from anxiety. I would calibrate the machine at your doctor's office to make sure its accurate, and record your readings in a log twice a day. Bring that to your next appt. If you don't have any other symptoms of pe, I would be cautiously optimistic. My last pregnancy I had what I think is called labial blood pressures -- they would go up as high as 170/100, then go down to normal -- and no other pe symptoms. My son made it full term even though my bp went up @27 weeks. Good luck -- i hope your BP stays under control.
DS Evan 12/9/01