by akemt (4961 Posts), Wed Jan 21, 2004 03:44 pm
Meg, a few hours CAN be harmful. For my daughter it was...the only way they can really know if it is harmful for her is to keep very close watch of her health as well as the baby's. I would imagine it is quite normal for her BP to be elevated after activity, but her elevations are probably a bit more exaggerated. It is probably what I had while pg with my first. The doctors call it labile blood pressure when your bp jumps around fairly easily. The norm is that hypertension will start this way and eventually (whether quickly or slowly is on an individual basis) sustain it's higher levels. Also, is your sister taking her BP while laying down or does she sit up to take it after resting?
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo
Baby #2 due August 11, 2004