PIH :(

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janijanis
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Re : PIH :(

Postby janijanis » Fri Sep 11, 638939 3:56 pm

thanks guys :) i know she was doing what is best for me, i just hate having to change plans that i had with her the whole pregnancy. i knew what to expect with her and now i have no clue what will happen with an ob. i am glad i have other people to talk to about this, on my birth boards nobody can really relate as i seem to be the only one on medication where they have had bedrest or close monitoring. you guys rock i do feel a bit better reading your responses :)

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Re : PIH :(

Postby brandib » Thu Sep 10, 638939 10:10 pm

Honey, I was on Labetalol with my last pregnancy and a lot of it! I took 400mg three times a day :0) It WILL NOT hurt your baby. High blood pressure can!!!!! I know you don't want to take it, but its more safe to take it than not :0) Good luck with you!

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Re : PIH :(

Postby sarah0381 » Tue Sep 01, 638939 1:40 pm

Hi just some advice from my experience. I was put on labatelol at 17wks 100mg 2x a day. My blood pressure was high since around 12wks and I began having a never ending headache and vision trouble. I was worried about taking anything, but my cardiologist and ob both assured me it is completely safe. Not only is it safe, but smarter. It's worse on you and your baby to have high blood pressure. It causes lots of ugly things. I had my baby 2wks ago and he is absolutely perfect. I feel the meds had no adverse affects on him. I hope this makes you feel a little better and know that your midwife truly only wants the best care for you. They are unfortunately not able to care for patients that are at a higher risk. I wish you a happy healthy rest of your pregnancy and good luck to you!!

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Re : PIH :(

Postby shellnap » Tue Sep 01, 638939 10:18 am

You sound exactly like me about 6 weeks ago :) I was horrified that my normal pregnancy had turned into something you read about in medical books! I even refused to take the meds (which also freaked me out)...thankfully the specialist they referred me to is really good with his patients and explained to me the importance of all that is happening and how bad high blood pressure can turn out to be for me and baby! The best advice I have for you is to take it one day at a time and see how things go with the new doctor they are transferring you to... I hope that things will get better for you once the initial shock wears off! *hugs*

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Re : PIH :(

Postby zeekatt » Tue Sep 01, 638939 8:00 am

I would think the medicine could work that quickly, so yes. I started Aldomet last week, and while I still get some of the "higher" numbers, I see a ton more low numbers.

I completely understand your disappointment. I had considered a homebirth at the beginning of this pregnancy, but realize now my care would have most likely been transferred as well. I would say that it must be a tough call for a midwife. I mean, as long as you are only dealing with PIH, and everything else stays fine, then you are no more risky than a woman without bp issues. On the other hand, you still have a lot of baby cooking to do, so you really need to be watched closer than midwifes typically watch, ya know?

It sucks. I feel ya. I don't like the idea of medicine either, but on the flip side, I don't like the idea of walking around with high blood pressure. Bottom line is that it is not an ideal situation for the last 10 weeks of pregnancy. Personally, I think the meds will help me calm down and not worry so much about my BP, so I can free my mind to think about things like birth :) It's the right choice for me. I hope that you find peace with where you are at.

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PIH :(

Postby janijanis » Tue Sep 01, 638939 3:26 am

Hello,

For the past 6 months or so I have had a midwife and problem free pregnancy. Since I hit 30 weeks my blood pressure has been getting higher. At my midwives this week my blood pressure hit 140/90 and she took us to the hospital for bloodwork and a nst which both came back perfect. Blood pressure was still up so she made me lie on my side and got a reading of 132/83. Consulted an ob and he immediately gave me blood pressure pills (labetalol) and my care is being transferred. This is really devastating to me and I feel kinda depressed over it now. I am upset about the transfer of care, but I am even more upset about the pills. Even though they have shown to be safe, I feel like I am poisoning my baby. He was in there bouncing around all happy for the nst and now I have to take this medicine that I am afraid will do something to him. I know my fears are irrational, I am just really down about the whole thing and I felt like my midwife was just shoving me out the door and not caring. She is cutting all communication with me.

Today i decided to take my blood pressure at the zellers pharmacy. first reading was 143/90 but i had been running around and kinda sweaty so i waited a couple of minutes and took it again and it was like 120/73 (not 100% about the top number) now really would the medication be working that fast after almost 3 days? i don't think i have had a reading as low as 73 since i have been pregnant. pretty sure the lowest was 78. Or was the machine broken, or was i just having an off day blood pressure wise when this all went to * this is really going to drive me nuts lol what if they just jumped the gun to be safe and gave me bp medication.
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