I am 35 weeks pregnant with my third child. I had no problems with my first or second with high blood presssure. My pressure began to go up last week and over the past three days I have had a lot of swelling in my hands and face. Even my forearms are swollen and really sore from the tightness. I also have a constant dull headache in my temples across my eyes. My blood pressure is averaging 150/100. The highest it has gotten was 154/109. Even after resting all day it is still high. My doctor checked my urine and blood today and said everything was normal. I am 27 years old and I have ulcerative colitis. I have taken 20 mg of prednisone daily for over 2 years now and still am so I wondered if this would have anything to do with it. I really feel bad and I am having anxiety type hot flashes and night sweats. I am really confused as to why I would having these problems if everything checks out to be normal. Any help?