by sonja (5658 Posts), Mon Jan 05, 2004 02:15 pm
Hi everyone. My name is Joy and I am currently pregnant with baby number 2. My first dd was born on 3-16-02 at 37 1/2 weeks. I showed up for my appointment that day, my bp was up, they sent me to the hospital, I was induced and she was born. I had all of the classic symptoms, sparkles that morning, 5 lb weight gain that week and high bp. It all worked out fine, but ever since I have been obsessed with PIH info, which led me here to you experts. I am now 17 1/2 weeks pregnant with baby #2. My bp was up a bit during my OB visit last week 130/70 (which is not too high for me). I had the battery of blood work done after dd was born and it all came back normal, my OB at the time thought that I should take asprin this pregnancy, but after some research and finding out that my blood clotting was fine I decided that I did not want to do that, my current OB agrees. My OB was not too concerned about my slight rise in BP last week - she said that PIH is very rare at this point, but if it is at the same level next month she will send me to the University of Washington to have my heart checked out. Has anyone done this, I am just curious as to what to expect. Other than my heart pounding hard, which it always seems to do after too many sweets (darn holiday) I have done good, only 3 lb weight gain. I would love some suggestions from you all. Thanks for reading this and I expect to be on more now that I am pregnant again.
# 2 EDD 6-15-04