So, I had my first NST on Tuesday. It was great and baby looked awesome. BUT when they checked my BP it was 160/100. Highest reading I have had so far. I did miss my mid-day Labetolol. I forgot to bring it with me to work and I was going to take it when I got home. I also ate Mexican for lunch and had sweet tea. (probably not the best choices, I know).
My 24 hour urine from the day before was 155. Baseline was 130. 6 weeks ago it was 138. So, not bad. I have no swelling either. They rechecked my BP several times and the lowest it got to was like 148/90. So, my doctor took me out of work for the next day, ordered a CBC and Liver panel (which were fine) and gave me first round of steroids for baby's lungs.
I had another NST yesterday and it was fine. BP was 136/84. I will add, I took two Labetolol (400mg total) before my appt. I also got my second steroid injection. She let me go back to work today. (I only work half days anyway in the same office my OB is)
I have also had a lot of stress as there have been two deaths in my family in the past 3 days. So, I can feel the anxiety. So, that may be the reason for the increased BP.
Do you think it's time to push for an increase in med or a different med? My heart rate has definitely increased, which makes me think I need a stronger beta blocker like Metoprolol. I am chronic hypertensive and have tachycardia, so this is to sort of be expected. I think it's great signs that I have no swelling and protein is normal. Or should I wait a week or so and just monitor it? I definitely don't want my BP being uncontrolled to affect my placenta or anything and send me into pre-e mode.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Leslie (26) DH (28)
Chronic hypertensive since age 17
DD- born April 24, 2011 due to severe pre-e at 29w1d weighing 2lbs, 11oz
Diagnosed with homozygous MTHFR C677T
Pregnant with #2! Due 9/2/13 but will deliver at 36-37 weeks due to classical csection.
(Labetolol, HCTZ, Aspirin 81mg, Calcium, Mag, Zinc, D, Fish Oil, Fiber gummies, Folic Acid)