by mommy2maddie (147 Posts), Fri May 07, 2010 01:59 pm
Hi there! I was 20 when I had my first child, and I got PE at 28 weeks, it was very scary, but this disease doesn't care how old you are, how healthy, or what your weight is. Has your doctor said if there is any protein in your urine? Your bp may or may not always be high after this, I have heard that pregnancy can unmask chronic hypertension. After I had my daughter, my bp never went back to normal, it stayed in the 130's over 80's, which isnt that high, when I had my son it went higher, at a doctors appt once it was like 170/95, but I was never diagnosed with PE in that pregnancy, and I was never put on medicine either. Now my bp stays in the 140's - 150's/80's-90's, I am currently trying to get in under control with excersise and diet but the doctor told me that it may never get better and he might have to put me on medicine. High bp runs in my family as well. Call your doctor is you have ANY signs of PP PE.