i called my dr because i'm pretty bloated out all of the sudden (in the last week). they told me to come in for a quick checkup and my blood pressure is high 178/70. last week at my regular appt, it was 110/65 - BIG difference. but there's no protien in my urine.
i'm already high risk because my dd was stillborn last year (undetermined reasons) and take an aspirin a day as a precaution. because of my previous stillborn, the water retention, and the high bp, my dr sent me for pre-e bloodwork & urine cultures and wants to see me again on wednesday to discuss the results.
i'm a little freaked because i swelled up between 36-37wks and had "creepin" bp during my last pg. but there was no protien in my urine, and it went down when i rested on my left side, so it didn't seem to be much of a concern. then my dd died. now that i'm experiencing swelling and HBP again, i'm getting a little freaked out knowing the outcome of my last pg, KWIM?
i looked up high blood pressure and pregnancy in yahoo and i'm getting results for pre-eclampsia, HELLP, and PIH. if high blood pressure is a symptoms of each, what is the difference between them? is one just as dangerous to the baby as the other?
since i got home this afternoon, dh has put my on "bedrest" - planted me on the couch with my laptop and is waiting on me hand and foot (what a good dh!). he ran out to the pharmacy and got me a wrist bp thingie and my bp has been down to around 120/70. i guess that's pretty good, but i've also been on my side all night. so does that mean i'm going to be confined to the couch for the next 8wks or so (currently 30w4d)?
my ob and peri are already planning to induce between 37-38wks (due to previous s/b). is it too soon to try to figure out what i can expect for the rest of this pg? if i can keep my bp down with bedrest, can i keep this from endangering my son?
sorry for all the questions. i know i need to wait for the bloodwork to come back before i get carried away, but i definately dont want another baby to die. and this pregnancy is starting to seem alot like my last (high bp, bloating, etc).
Tessa (s/b 11/17/02 @39w5d)
Arlen John (AJ) expected 2/20(ish)/04