by julieb (364 Posts), Fri Jul 06, 2012 01:13 pm
Congratulations!! I just recently found out that I am pregnant again as well, I am almost 5 weeks. I never had high blood pressure until I was pregnant with my first and my BP went super high around 21 weeks. After my son was born my BP never went back to normal so I have been chronic ever since. I know that I had a hard time accepting that I was young, a normal weight and healthy and I would still have to be on BP meds for the rest of my life. I have been on Labetalol since I was pregnant with my first and my second pregnancy went much more smoothly. I am now on #3 and hoping for a similar outcome! I would for sure talk to your OB about medication as an option and see what they have to say. I know that my MFM wants to keep my BP under control because once it is out of control, it is hard to get control of it. I know my BP is always higher when I first find out I am pregnant because I am always super anxious about everything that could go wrong. I have a manual cuff that I sometimes use when I am super anxious because the sound of my BP cuff inflating makes my heart start pounding! I think I may have a little PTSD
I hope that you have a healthy 9 months ahead of you!
Mason 5/17/07 28w6d 1lb 10oz Severe PE and IUGR
Makenna 4/24/10 36w1d 4lb 8oz PIH but no PE!!! (On Lovenox, Labetalol, Folic Acid and Synthroid)
#3 due 3/10/13...Lovenox, LDA, Labetalol, Synthroid and Folic Acid...praying for another PE free pregnancy!