B/P Rising how long did it take till you delivered

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Re : B/P Rising how long did it take till you delivered

Postby hhbeachgurl » Sun Jun 29, 2008 00:38 am

My bp went up from 90/50 to 135/85 at 27 weeks and then to 158/98 and I was diagnosed with Pe at 29 weeks. I made it on bedrest in and out of the hospital till 35 weeks.

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Re : B/P Rising how long did it take till you delivered

Postby aldamb » Fri Jun 27, 2008 07:29 pm

My blood pressure issues started at 26 weeks. But my pressure issues have been managed exclusively by bed rest. At 34 weeks, my pressures were good enough that the doctor said I could return to work. Since then, they've crept up a bit, but usually will settle out if I get my feet up and relax. I'm now at almost 37 weeks (tomorrow)...we'll see what happens from here out.

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Re : B/P Rising how long did it take till you delivered

Postby deerhart » Fri Jun 27, 2008 02:08 pm

My BP started going up at around 10-12 weeks in my frist pregnancy. It did not hit 140/90 until 24 weeks and I delivered at 37 weeks (looking back I should have delivered between 32-34 weeks becuase after that both baby and I suffered a good deal). 2nd time around, my bp started to fluctuate at around 25-30 weeks, bedrest at 30 weeks, delivered after I read 120/98 at 2 appointments at 36 weeks (first time in that pregnancy I officially went over 90 and stayed there)

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Re : B/P Rising how long did it take till you delivered

Postby aggie95mom » Fri Jun 27, 2008 09:04 am

In my first pregnancy, I started having BP issues around 18 weeks, but it wasn't treated with meds and my son was born at 26 weeks due to severe pre-e. In this pregnancy, while I do have some underlying disorders that have been treated with meds, my BP didn't start going up until 33 weeks. I ended up in L&D for overnight observation, sent home on bedrest and then put on Labetalol (200 mg 2x a day) a week later. I'm scheduled for a c-section on Tuesday at 37 weeks 4 days.

I hope your follow-up goes well. Good for you for getting checked out, too. I never thought about going to a fire station, but that's a great idea.

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Re : B/P Rising how long did it take till you delivered

Postby donnabw » Fri Jun 27, 2008 02:57 am

My blood pressure started skyrocketing around the 12th week, and I was referred to my OB who's a high BP specialist in our city. My pressure was a good stable 150/100 for a while, was prescribed medication, BP dropped during the second trimester. Soon enough though it went up again. Had a 180/107 reading in the hospital on the 24th week, and I was taken off work in a heartbeat. Surprisingly insurance company didn't even argue over STD claim. I've been on bedrest - kinda - not strict, but have a short list of what I'm allowed to do such as walking two times ten minutes a day, sitting in front of the computer for a few hours... etc.
Protein also started to creep up, have a lot of kidney related problems, but I'm at 34 weeks and still in one :-) My GP told me once, she didn't think I would make it further than 28 weeks.
It can still happen, so I hope it happens to you too. We take one day at a time and I hope to make it to 35 weeks now.
Good luck.

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Re : B/P Rising how long did it take till you delivered

Postby jeansmommy » Fri Jun 27, 2008 00:15 am

I started with BP issues at my 29-week appointment. It took almost 10 days to get it under control with heavy doses of methyldopa, but I went as high as 180/110 and 178/110 and almost was sent downtown to the High Risk Clinic. We are on a day-to-day basis right now with my BPs averaging around 135/80 to 148/90 on strict bedrest, and I just passed the 32-week mark. My OB wants to try to get me to 34 weeks. I've also just done my third bloodwork for toxemia panel and my third 24-hour urine collection (my first week showed protein at 256 and second week of 180) -- we'll see what tomorrow brings. But basically, at this point, my doc says that we are playing it "day to day."

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B/P Rising how long did it take till you delivered

Postby joejula » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:17 pm

SO, I was driving and my vision started to get real odd.With the flashes in front of my eyes and stuff.So, I went to the firestation had them check my BP and it was 160/84. So, I went to the doctor and it had came down to 140/86. I have a follow up on monday. I am 26 weeks. How did they treat you guys with blood pressure issues so early in your pregnancy. Also, how long was it till you delivered?

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