by sam10 (1448 Posts), Sat Dec 15, 2012 08:12 am
It can take a while before BP goes back down postpartum. For some it happens right away, though mostly it takes a while and for some even months. My BP was the worst the first 3 weeks after birth. I was even in the hospital for a while until I was stable and on the right medication. The doctors talked a lot about 'fluid shifts' that can cause the BP to go up at the postpartum period. The changes in your body pp are quite significant.
At 4 weeks pp My BP returned to normal and I was off all meds.
Be sure to monitor your BP and ask your doctor when to call, so your meds can be adjusted if needed.
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011H
(1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeksM
(Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE
Our pain has been put into words, placed into empty cradles, to remember that all our babies lived, that they mattered and always will. - Field of Cradles http://www.fieldofcradles.org/