Hi and welcome. I'm sorry that you are experiencing difficulties with your pregnancy. I want to direct you to a thread by the experts here at the Preeclampsia Foundaton that deals with the correct way to take a person's blood pressure: http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewt ... f=19&t=321
Basically, your blood pressure should be taken while you are sitting up and only after you have been sitting for 5 minutes. In my experience (while I was hospitalized for PE at a prestigious medical institution on the antenatal floor, no less), many of the nurses would take my pressure while I was sitting and then repeat it while I was laying down on my left side. When my BP laying down was lower than my BP sitting, the nurses would always say that I was fine. Please make sure that your pressures while sitting are the ones that are determining your care.
As for your blood work, if it is "going bad" and you are experiencing pain on your right side, I would hope that your midwife would start talking to you about HELLP and what you should be watching for. Not all woman who end up with HELLP have all of the classic PE signs.
Diana, happily married since 2007.
Miscarriage at 10 weeks (June 2009).
DD at 30+0 weeks weighing 2lbs 9oz (October 2010) due to PE and IUGR. Today, a happy and healthy toddler.