I'm 12 weeks into my second pregnancy (first pre-e diagnosed at 36+5 after some weeks of rising BP), and starting to worry. I've had several readings over the course of yesterday of about 118/90. During my last pregnancy we and our MW were watching my pressure rise after 30 weeks, and sought Dr care when it got to 160s/90s consistently. I'm very worried that at 12 weeks I'm already seeing this diastolic number of 90.
I have never been on BP meds, except during my induction and delivery at the end of 36 weeks. And having gone from HB midwife to, oh gosh, let's get you to the hospital last time, I'm feeling very nervous about anything in between.
I'm going for an Ultrasound and MFM consult today. My hope was to get some great news that would help us feel good about pursuing a home birth this time, but now I'm worried they will want to prescribe meds and start me on a high-risk visit schedule or something.
In anyone's experience, when are BP meds recommended? I'm hoping if I'm not to that level yet, they will say ok watch it, and the protein, and call us if it gets to XX/XX.
Of course my appointment is in just hours, and I'm feeling very clueless. Trying to remember, this is still just the information gathering stage, I'm not going to be thrown in the back of an ambulance and carted off