by kmokashi (9 Posts), Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:57 pm
I had preeclampsia with my 2nd child- showing signs at Week 32 1/2.
I am exactly Week 30 today with my 3rd pregnancy, and when I went in for my appointment today, I discovered my blood pressure has started to creep up (132/74, when it is normally average at 120s). My dr. did not put me on any meds YET.... (I am on Low dose Baby Aspirin), but I am beginning to panic-.
I know this is probably silly to ask- but did anyone find any additional techniques (prior to BP meds) that have helped to keep BP at bay- whether through diet changes (i.e. no coffee, no salt, etc.), or taking extra vitamins (i.e. I have heard that taking extra calcium can help).
Personally, for me, nothing mattered with #2, but I am just trying to avoid the unavoidable. IN a nutshell, I am panicking that next week when I go in (I am going in for weekly BP checks, NSTs, fluid checks, etc.), I will be facing bedrest (which I also found didn't make much difference for me-personally last time). I guess I was in so much hope that this w hoould not happen again, and certainly, not SOONER- I have 2 young kids at home and can't imagine how bedrest would even work!