by expert on call (297 Posts), Wed Aug 13, 2003 01:15 pm
Stress can definitely affect blood pressure, but the weight gain and the elevations could also be early signs of preeclampsia. It sounds like your OB is concerned enough to keep watching very closely for now, and I think this is a reasonable strategy. Just keep a close eye on your body and let your doctor know if anything starts to feel abnormal - even if it's just a general "I don't feel right" sort of feeling.
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