A little background...I had PIH with my 2 girls (ages 10 and 8). PIH didn't develop until the last few weeks of pregnancy with either of them.
Over the past few years I've had chronic bp issues. Over the last couple of years, my bp has gotten a lot worse. I was on bp meds when I got pregnant (very unplanned) and they switched me to procardia rather than take me off of it.
My bp hasn't been great on procardia...but not awful either. It's been around 140/60-70.
When I went to the ob for my 24 week check up, my bp was up a little...148/70. It went down a to 140/70 after resting. Today, I went in for a UTI (which I have...5th one) and an upper respiratory infection. My bp was up...160/78. I was very nervous about them taking it since it was elevated last time. They had me talk to the doctor, and get examined then took it again. It was 140/60 after resting a bit.
My OB is great though. With my history of PIH, she is really taking this seriously. She ordered bloodwork for monday and on Sunday I am to do a 24 hour urine catch to bring in with me monday. I feel like I am in good hands since she is on top of this without me even having to ask her to be.
I hope that being sick and nervous was part of the reason my bp was up today. Odd that it would drop so much after I rested. But, I'm glad that they're watching me. I really don't want to develop this at 27 weeks!!! It's way to early to develop pre-e!!