Originally posted by KelliKBock
OK, after reading these, I enjoy the second one the best, lol. It states how women with mild CHT can have good perinatal outcomes! I believe that I am a mild chronic. I'm not really sure, though. I am on the low dose of Norvasc & get nice readings at home...although, I can get crazy readings at the doctor's office (wonder why?).
Thanks for your help. Educating yourself is the best way to arm yourself in these situations, I think.
As for the readings at the doc's office, for some of us that is just the way it is. I get terrible readings at the doc's office (pregnant or not--though my readings were a little better while pregnant). I try to just accept it, know that I have good bp in most other situations, but it is frustrating because there is always that initial reaction by the nurse--oh, your bp is high! Then I say, it is always high here. Then my doc makes them recheck it later, and sometimes it goes down, other times not, but he doesn't medicate me for it as he has gotten used to asking me what my readings are at home.
At the moment, it doesn't have any significance for me, but I do know that my white coat syndrome along with having had pre-e, does indicate a possible higher risk for cardiac issues later on.