by MomTimesThree (581 Posts), Wed Dec 19, 2012 02:20 am
I'm so sorry you've had such anxiety around your BP, at the same time given your history, be gentle with yourself, you've been through a lot. You're not alone. We go through such a scary experience of feeling like a ticking time bomb, that it is hard to shift gears.
Post partum I had some high blood pressure readings and I got very scared and told my doctor sure that I was in trouble. What she said really put me at ease and allowed me to breathe a lil' sigh of relief. Not pregnant, high blood pressure is no bueno, but it is also not the bigger emergency it is while pregnant. My spikes in BP were no longer endangering my baby- they're not great for me, but it's not the same intensity of worry for doctors, and in turn myself. Still something I need to be mindful of, but not to the same extent as when I was pregnant.
All that being said, I think nothing raises ones anxiety more than uncertainty. I hope you find the answers that allow you to relieve some of your worry.
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w