New and confused

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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sat Jul 13, 2013 08:23 pm

I've stayed in bed all day and it seems like as long as I'm laying down my BP is normal. At one point it dropped extremely low but it hasn't been high today with the exception of one 139/80 reading.

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Re: New and confused

Postby MomTimesThree » Sat Jul 13, 2013 06:15 pm

It's always better to be safe than sorry. I hope you'll call should any symptoms reoccur or you hit those high pressures again.
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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Sat Jul 13, 2013 01:36 am

I didn't get around to calling my doctor but I know she will just tell me to take it easy and put me on bedrest until my next appointment on Monday with the perinate specialists. So I'm gonna try to take it easy until then. The headaches have been coming back but when I have the actual headache my BP seems fine. I don't think I'm developing preeclampsia but it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 05:10 am

I would not wait until your next appointment, but call and report these high BP readings. Let your doctor decide if you need to be seen earlier. Such high readings are worrisome. BP that swings back and forth like that is often referred to as labile. Your body is trying to regulate, but eventually the BP will remain high. Please call and keep us posted as you can.
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M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Fri Jul 12, 2013 00:56 am

I've been a little off today but BP was pretty good all day. A while afte to got home I wasn't feeling well so I checked my BP and saw that it jumped up to 125/108 I gave it a few minutes and chances again and it was 120's/106 waited a little longer and it got really low like 106/59 and now it seems to have regulated at around 117/74. I plan on telling my doctor about this when I see her but the huge random jumps I record worry me.

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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 08:30 pm

How are you today? Have you seen the peri yet? Thinking of you and your baby.
~Julija (42)
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H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (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/

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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Mon Jul 08, 2013 08:31 pm

Yes I'm so glad that they are keeping such good tabs on everything. I'm 35 weeks today so keeping my fingers crossed everything stays looking good for at least the next couple of weeks. She said if anything changes she wants to induce me at 37 weeks but I'm optimistic. I am a little concerned about the blood flow issue but I will ask more questions about that when I see the perinatal specialist this week.

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Re: New and confused

Postby sam10 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 08:24 pm

I am glad your doctors are diligent and are monitoring you well. No fun to wait for the shoe to drop. If I do the math right you are past 34 weeks? Fingers crossed that you can add a few more weeks.
~Julija (42)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (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/

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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Mon Jul 08, 2013 07:55 pm

So I had a BPP ultrasound today and my doctor went over my most recent blood work which was done on the 27th but I guess the blood flow in the cord isn't what it should be so I will be seeing my perinatal specialist once a week to have baby measured, look at the blood flow in the cord, and also look at baby's growth. She seems pretty confident that I am on my way to pre e and they are just trying to monitor me very closely for now but so far my BP is looking good as well.

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Re: New and confused

Postby ItsmeJD » Mon Jul 01, 2013 03:16 pm

Hey all! I've been feeling okay recently but had to go to triage a week ago because of my blood pressure being elevated. It reached 172/92 and I got it to start going down but couldn't get below 140/90. They monitored baby and I and had me lay of my left side and my BP went back down to the lowest it had been in weeks. They did more blood work which came out good and sent me home. Since then my BP has still been up and down and I've still been having a few headaches and seeing visual disturbances quite a bit but my BP isn't high enough to require a trip to triage. I have no idea what's causing all of this because all of my labs come out just fine but I don't feel fine.


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