Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

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mom2gigi
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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby mom2gigi » Tue Mar 30, 2004 05:57 am

Well, I'll be agreeing with you in prayer. YOu know what I've found that really helps to bring my BP down, it's to take a couple of slow deep breaths. it's funky, i can take my bp and then do the breathing and take it again and it makes like a 10 pt. difference. Just thought I'd share that with you.
Hope you're feeling better this week!

Adriana

Giselle - born @ 35 weeks due to severe sudden preeclampsia by emergency c-section.

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby alysa » Fri Mar 26, 2004 01:46 pm

Just wanted to post again. I had my first check up with my "OB". My BP was up a bit at 150/80. Still did not feel well either the past couple days. The Dr. said immediately he thought it was anxiety; I said no. I wasn't feeling that way at all - I've been tired and stressed more than anything, anxiety comes on mostly at night when I'm not feeling as well though. Well he did add to be sure and follow up with my primary dr. in a couple weeks.
I guess that's all I can do. Just hoping I start returning to my low bp soon ~ low 100's/60's-70's! Here's to hoping & prayer :)

Alysa 24 yrs

Chloe (Feb 9 99, induced-born 37 wks PIH)
Isaiah (Feb 3 04, born 38 wks PIH)

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby alysa » Fri Mar 19, 2004 02:14 pm

Thank you! - she definitely is a big help... like I say to others, at times too much! Girls her age usually want to play "mommy" - she'll take on the helper role and really does help though- it's definitely an adjustment for all of us... But more than anything she very genuinely loves her new brother [:)]

Alysa 24 yrs

Chloe (Feb 9 99, induced-born 37 wks PIH)
Isaiah (Feb 3 04, born 38 wks PIH)

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby paljane8 » Thu Mar 18, 2004 05:49 pm

Alysa,
He is SO cute! Both your kids are. Thanks for sharing-I LOOOOVVE pics! I'll bet Chloe is a big help, eh?

Nancy Eastwood
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ds-8yrs, dd-7yrs
Scott-4yrs (PE)
Janie-5/12/03 (PIH, oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby alysa » Thu Mar 18, 2004 08:39 am

I'm feeling pretty much back to normal [:)]

I checked out that babies online site and got a page for my little boy for anyone that would like to see pictures!

http://babiesonline.com/babies/m/mybabylove/


Alysa 24 yrs

Chloe (Feb 9 99, induced-born 37 wks PIH)
Isaiah (Feb 3 04, born 38 wks PIH)

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby paljane8 » Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:29 am

Alysa,
That was really sweet of you to think of others and send out a prayer in the midst of your own struggles. It never ceases to amaze me how thoughtful you ladies are. I am glad we are a part of each others' lives.

Nancy Eastwood
Moderator/WA State Co-Coordinator

ds-8yrs, dd-7yrs
Scott-4yrs (PE)
Janie-5/12/03 (PIH, oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby alysa » Tue Mar 16, 2004 07:31 pm

My baby is 6 weeks now, I have a few days on & off that I don't feel well at all, then feel great again. I think time and not overdoing it everyday does help. I do feel my bp is recovering or returning to normal. They (dr.'s) did not want to give me any meds. I think it's great the meds seem to be helping you. I believe breastfeeding is very important too for your baby for a number of reasons though; I hope you can try breastfeeding again if you can (if your meds are reduced / etc. at some point; I'd talk with your pediatrician too.)

I haven't still had catscan / MRI done - been too busy now with my 2 babes [;)] - holding my baby boy now even... but do want to have a more thorough physical - glad to know I'm not the only one who's experienced that kind of "sudden numbness" - stll unsure, I'm hoping everythings fine with my head - so to speak, I do have probs with my back and nerves related so I am hoping that's all it was? (plan on going to a chiropractor when I can afford it).

I don't check my bp at home when I'm not feeling well because I do get some anxiety after I see a higher reading. It's better for me to just lay down, drink some water - or eat something (healthy) if I haven't eatten for awhile; I'd call your dr.. though if you feel you need to - & I wouldn't avoid checking bp at home tho especially if you dr. says to or it's necessary. I only get anxiety AFTER not feeling well etc., so I wouldn't ignore symptoms if you feel a certain way. And I think any Dr. should be thorough with someone's symptoms before claiming it to just be anxiety...<-- been there! Anxiety does make high bp higher tho or normal bp higher too.
Glad your feeling better Tanya.

Feeling good for a few days now, and on lack of sleep... not sleeping as much as I need - some nights though I do get enough sleep which is good. Everything with life to health is a little harder after having a baby (& pregnant) with health problems tho it's even that much tougher. Giving it some time as well as prayer...
'God help all who need healing here too, Jesus name Amen.'

God Bless!

Alysa 24 yrs

Chloe (Feb 9 99, induced-born 37 wks PIH)
Isaiah (Feb 3 04, born 38 wks PIH)

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby paljane8 » Tue Mar 16, 2004 07:23 pm

Congrats, Tanya! I'm glad Emily is doing well. She was the same size as Janie at birth! I hope things return to normal for you soon! Any baby pics?

Nancy Eastwood
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ds-8yrs, dd-7yrs
Scott-4yrs (PE)
Janie-5/12/03 (PIH, oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby mom2gigi » Tue Mar 16, 2004 07:01 am

I went through the same thing sounds like. I also had to quit breastfeeding to take all my meds. I was in ICU for a week after delivery and had EKGs, MRI, heart ultrasounds, lab work done the whole time and they never found anything unnormal. Yes, I can sympathize with you because I think I saw the doctor more than my husband those first weeks after i had Gigi. And I felt the same way, I didn't wanna check my BP and get down because fo the reading. You know everytime I went to the doctor my BP was much higher in the office than at home. I think the anxiety of it all made it go up. Well, hope you and baby are doing well!

Adriana

Had Giselle at 35 weeks due to severe preeclampsia by emergency c-section.

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Re : Blessed with Baby! ... ques. still about BP

Postby tanrad » Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:22 am

Hello there! I need some sanity, and reading this forum i realize i'm not alone.
I delivered on 3/3/04 at 35wks3d after my history of HTN, gest diabetes, etc. Baby Emily was 5lbs,6oz and is beautiful and doing great. We both came home 2days after delivery. I had her early, as we expected, since my bp's were still around 160/110 after being hospitalized for 5 days. they are labile, jumping all over the place(even down to 115/74), ALL of my labs were normal. So, my dr's expected them to come down after delivery, and they didn't. My nephrologist(who i've been seeing for 15 yrs after the experience with my first son), took me off the Labetolol and Aldomet last tuesday and begged me to stop breastfeeding so he can get me on some other things. I did, it wasn't going well anyway, and now i'm on HZT 12.5mg /day; Norvasc 5mg twice day; Monopril 10 mg/day; and Toprol XL 50 mg/ twice day. I was controlled prior to pregancy by the monopril and norvasc. my bp on friday in the dr office was 172/118, and i am petrified to take it at home. I feel so much better the past few days, we've been to the mall and out and about and i really feel good, so i don't want to spoil it by seeing a high bp( i used to be soo very diligent about taking it at home.) I go back to dr's tomorrow for another bp check(was there 4 times last week ,and had a normal EKG). We looked back on my chart to 15 yrs ago, and my bp's were 150/100 and bouncing around a few months after delivery then.
I plan on asking for labwork(thyroid, metabolic studies and blood count), i'm sure and hope they'll be normal. I hope I can get a great reading like you did, YEA![:)]. I know it can take awhile for the bp to return to normal, and i'm sure my anxiety isn't helping.
Thanks for listening to me vent!!!
Tanya

Tanya(35)
Jake(38)
Shaun (15 y/o- 34wks w/ severe PE)
Garrett (8 y/o- 38 wks- starting PE)
Emily-born 3/3/04 @35wks and doing fantastic!



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