Raposa you reminded me, I was going to ask my OB if I should have a blood pressure machine at home to check it... I will have to ask at my 15 week check up. I think I would become BP happy and start taking it all the time
lita24 Congratulations on being pregnant - how exciting.
cgoodi1 i had a similar situation to you, I felt off since 23 weeks and called the hospital with my systems all they said was just mention them to my OB when I saw him next. I did tell him during my visit, gave him all the standard symptoms he just told me the flu was going around and I was possibly coming down with that. At 27 weeks my mum had enough of me looking so sick and feeling worse she took me to the chemist where my blood pressure was 180 /120. I scared the chemists, they did it 5 times with 2 machines and 3 different people because they couldnt believe it - told me to go straight to hospital. When I called the hospital to say I was coming in they just said why would I make a decision to go get my blood pressure taken without their or my OB's recommendation and that I was being over cautious but if I felt like I needed the reassurance then just come on in...
within the hour I was having steroid injections and being prepared for an ambulance trip to a bigger hospital.
I think we know our bodies better then anyone else - they should listen to us