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Re : Quick Questions

Postby lisainnj » Fri Jun 09, 637684 1:40 pm

Yes these readings would be enough to call L&D, or go there. I would say call your doctor but if she has you on a four-week wait with pressures like you've had, I wouldn't depend on her too much. You can call her but if she doesn't start taking action you need to take action yourself.

Your BP is labile - that does not mean you can ignore the bad numbers.

I know that you are dealing with the military hospital system. But you and your baby are not experiencing a normal healthy pregnancy right now. Think of yourselves as being wounded soldiers - the hospital had better drop its schedule and do what you NEED done.

Take your blood pressure gauge in with you so they can do a comparison, take your log. But don't wait four weeks.

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Quick Questions

Postby kdwyer » Fri Jun 09, 637684 12:12 pm

My parents found the blood pressure monitor so I have been checking it. I tested it yesterday a few times, and the worst reading I got was 189/128, I went sat down for a few and had my dad test it, it then was 158/95. This morning when I got up I tested again, I decided this would be a true resting pressure and it was 141/89.

I do not go the doctor again for four more weeks, I plan to keep a log of my blood pressure but how do I bring this log up in the appt and what do I do if the readings do not drop or keep going up. I am not sure calling and making another appt before then is an option since I am dealing with a military hospital. Would these reading be enough to call Labor and Delivery or the ER??

Thanks Ladies for all your GREAT Support to this point.

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