what bp #'s should a person call in on?

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Re: what bp #'s should a person call in on?

Postby blythe » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:26 am

Two readings taken at least six hours apart 140/90 or greater is diagnostic for pregnancy induced hypertension, or if you have a low baseline, our Experts have said an increase of 30/15 merits close observation. Once your doctors are aware that you have bp issues, though, the numbers for call-in seem to increase quite a bit and vary widely according to the individual circumstances of the mother and the doctor's experience and comfort. I like the discussion here because you can really see the range!

I wanted to clarify, though, that we always recommend that you ask your doctor the numbers he/she wants *you* to call in for, and what numbers and symptoms mean "go straight to L&D".
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Re: what bp #'s should a person call in on?

Postby uncskristy » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:27 am

My OB has not given me a number but has told me to call whenever I feel like I needed to. I would probably call if I got a reading over 140/90 but I only peaked into the 150 range a couple of times when I was battling severe PE last May. The PE has its sight set on my kidneys and liver instead.
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Re: what bp #'s should a person call in on?

Postby steffthomas » Tue Sep 20, 2011 08:50 am

I think that the numbers that doctors start to worry are around 140/90, however, if you have lower BP normally, or just feel something isn't right, I'd call. I'm probably driving my OB insane but at this point in time I don't care!!!

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Re: what bp #'s should a person call in on?

Postby z1ggy23 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 07:13 pm

For me, the number was 160/95 (either number), but being chronic, my OB had a bit higher tolerance w/ my numbers this time. The previous 2 pregnancies it was 140/90.
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Re: what bp #'s should a person call in on?

Postby cmccaffrey » Mon Sep 19, 2011 02:34 pm

Mine are 140/90, but that might just be to alert the doctor... I am sure he wouldn't do anything unless I was 150/90ish.
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Re: what bp #'s should a person call in on?

Postby rosalinda » Mon Sep 19, 2011 01:45 pm

My peri told me to call L&D with anything over 140/90 since my normal BP with meds is pretty low. I'm 24 weeks today and I've already been in twice for BP spikes. Once at 21 wks, and once last week. Each time I go in they draw the PE labs and adjust my meds. With my last pregnancy I went in 3 times before 36 weeks for the same reasons.
-Elissa, January 2007: stillborn at 25 weeks, severe PE, IUGR, reverse-end diastolic flow
- Chronic hypertension as of November 2007
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- Ismael Jaden, June 2010, 36 wks, oligohydramnios & rising BP's, my wonderful little man & the love of my life
- Janelle, September 2011, 24wks, 3days. complete placental abruption & DIC, stillborn

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Re: what bp #'s should a person call in on?

Postby kerisue » Mon Sep 19, 2011 01:29 pm

That's something you want to talk to your doctor about. When I was pregnant they asked me to call in when higher than 150 or 160/90. (I can't remember now whether it was 150 or 160).
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what bp #'s should a person call in on?

Postby jean » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:17 am

Mine have gone up from the 119ish/60ish to 130ish/180ish. What numbers should I let it get to before I call in about it?
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!


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