by jedbelv (6 Posts), Thu Jul 11, 2013 01:27 pm
I have spent countless hours reading through previous posts and am so glad I found this forum! I have read so much valuable information!
I need advice from anyone with experience with chronic hbp in pregnancy. I was on Bystolic prior to becoming pregnant but discontinued it during week 3 of pregnancy due to a significant first trimester dip in pressures. They have been running systolic 110's to 130 and mid 70's - 80's for lower number without any meds. Tuesday night and last night I got readings of 140/90 but this morning it was back in the 120/84 range. This morning when the nurse found out about last nights reading she mentioned it to ob and I was told I needed to start Aldomet 250 twice a day right away and they called it in to my pharmacy. I am in 9 weeks 2 days and though I know I will need to start taking the aldomet eventually, I don't want my pressures to be too low this early on.
When I asked what range they should be in she said 120-130 over 70-80's. Those are the numbers I get all day except at night when I am tired, so I am worried about starting the aldomet 2x a day right now and going too low. The nurse did not seem to have any answers to my questions and just kept repeating "this is what ob said you should do". Could there be adverse effects if my blood pressure is lower than what I am accustomed to this early in pregnancy? I don't see ob until next Friday.
3 wonderful sons ages 13, 10, and 6.
Son #1 and son #2 both born at 40 weeks, both weighed above 8 lbs and both pregnancies were completely problem free.
Suddenly developed chronic hypertension immediately AFTER second son was delivered ( Blood pressure was fine during entire pregnancy, but went up right after delivery. So strange!) and have been on BP meds ever since. I was 24 yrs old at the time.
Son #3 born in 2007 at 37 weeks, 5 lbs 8 oz. Methyldopa started in second trimester.
Baby #4 due Feb. 10 2014. Praying for a healthy pregnancy!