informal pg again poll

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informal pg again poll

Postby akemt » Tue Mar 23, 2004 03:20 pm

For those who are or have been pregnant again after a pre-e affected pregnancy:

Did you see an elevation in blood pressure (not necessarily hypertensive) around 16-20 weeks when it should have been at its lowest?

Did you have BP spikes with seemingly random timing (before being diagnosed as hypertensive, if you were)?

And, did you go on to develop PIH/pre-e, etc?

Obviously I'm curious because the first two are true for me...just wondering likelyhoods or if this could still turn out to be normal.

Thanks so much everyone! *still paranoid* [;)]

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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby deerhart » Tue Mar 23, 2004 03:36 pm

Did you see an elevation in blood pressure (not necessarily hypertensive) around 16-20 weeks when it should have been at its lowest?
Yes, in both my pregnancy's. In my first pregnancy, my BP just started rising from the start and just continued to so. In my second pregnancy it rose for a bit until about 24 weeks and then it leveled out and went down just a bit. I never had a true significant dip.

Did you have BP spikes with seemingly random timing (before being diagnosed as hypertensive, if you were)?
Yes, not so much in my first pregnancy, but I had this a ton in my second pregnancy, especially after 30 weeks. I had a very liable BP that would be fine, climb very high (like 160/105-110) then it would drop(130/75-80) drastically causing dizzy spells.

Yes, I had PE/PIH in both pregnancies, but in my second pregnancy we ended it before things could start to get really bad as I was already 36 weeks.

Erin

And, did you go on to develop PIH/pre-e, etc?


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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby mada » Tue Mar 23, 2004 04:56 pm

I actually did see some higher readings with Ben between 20-24 weeks..from like 118/76 to 130/84. They then dropped and then around 36 weeks they were upa little again. I was never diagnosed with pe the second time around. I don't think I had it but I might have been sort of borderline as during labor my bp was up to 140/90 with +1 protien but it was completely resolved after delivery[:)]

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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby meg » Tue Mar 23, 2004 05:57 pm

To be honest, I never paid a whole lot of attention to the readings since they were not hypertensive. I never had a hypertensive reading the whole 2nd pregnancy and so never really paid attention to if they fluctuated at all.
I never developed any hypertensive BP's or even a trace of protein the whole time. Perfectly normal pregnancy![:D]

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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby pugmommy7 » Tue Mar 23, 2004 08:10 pm

Mada, did you get to 40 weeks w/ your second baby?
(You know, I think of you all the time when I am hoping that this preg will be pre-e free:)

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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby angelkat » Wed Mar 24, 2004 04:40 am

I'm currently pregnant after a battle with PE. I have HTN to begin with so it just makes it's harder for me. WIth this preg so far around the 10th week is when I started to notice my BP rising, but after a mediciation change all is better. I'm starting on my drop at 15 weeks and I hope and pray that it cont thru out the preg (hopeful wishing and praying!!)

Good luck to you...

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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby mada » Wed Mar 24, 2004 06:31 am

Bella's mommy (I love LOVE that name!!!),
I went all the way to 39 weeks and 4 days!!! I was like....Get out of there already[:D] Ben was 7lbs. 2 oz. and 20.5 inches long!!! Huge baby!!! I hope you go that long too!!!

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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby barbra » Wed Mar 24, 2004 07:08 am

Preg #1: PIH @ 35 wks
Preg #2: Severe pe @ 36 wks
Preg #3: PIH @ 20 wks. Currently at 27 wks and BP has stabilized on meds. No known BP spikes with any preg.

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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby tahoe4 » Wed Mar 24, 2004 07:23 am

I am currently 28 weeks prego with my second. I did not see an increase in bp around 16-20 weeks. Normally my bp is around 90's/50's, but I'm starting to get readings a little higher than that. Over the weekend I had one reading that was 128/62, which is high for me. Also, this week all of my readings have been in the 110's/60's so I'm starting to see a gradual increase, but no huge spikes yet.
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Re : informal pg again poll

Postby lauras » Thu Mar 25, 2004 05:00 am

My non-prego BP is usually 90/60. With Isabella my first OB appt was at 9 wks and my BP was 120/80. It stayed right there until 28 wks when it was 150/90.

This time, my 6 wk appt BP was 98/68. From 8 wks to 14 wks it ranged from 126/82 to 136/88. My 16 wk BP was 120/80. I really don't like any of the readings after 8 wks but was glad it was lower at 16 wks. I still have this really strong feeling of impending doom that I just can't shake. I guess that goes with the territory.

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