by fiona (5767 Posts), Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:46 am
it does sound as though there may be rumblings of something going on with your girlfriend. With PIH (pregnancy induced hypertension) and pe, we tend to see BP becoming labile (jumping around a lot) before it goes up and stays up.
I would certainly recomend that she takes the advice to rest seriously - feet up, lying on her left side and keeping activity to a minimum. You are quite right to call in if her BP starts to creep up and if she shows any new symptoms - facial swelling, nausea, visual disturbances, upper right quadrant pain or a headache that won't go away with painkillers - go straight into hospital.
38 weeks is a great place to be should she need to be induced. Keep a close eye on her, never think you are overreacting by seeking medical attention and reassurance and keep a log of those BPs so the doctors can look for trends.
Good luck - I'm partial to Aug 15 birthdays, as that's my own ;-)