My doctor has been monitoring it at my bi-weekly and weekly visits (along with protein in my urine) since the beginning, but to make myself feel better I started monitoring at home once I reached my second trimester. It's not something I obsessed about, just something I'd do every once in a while since my pre-e with my daughter developed so suddenly. Until I reached the last two months of pregnancy my pressures never even approached borderline.
Now that I'm late in my pregnancy again, I've started to have borderline and hypertensive pressures again. With that in mind- and the hospital's decision not to induce me yet- I've started taking my pressures a few times a day. My thoughts are that having an awareness and an idea of what is normal for you can only be helpful, not harmful.
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on Sat Feb 08, 2014 08:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Shannon (born 6/5/10, induction at 36 wks due to PROM)
Natalie (born 9/12/12, induction at 38 wks due to preeclampsia)
Jonathan (born 2/14/14, emergency c-section at 39 wks due to a prolapsed cord with mild PIH)