by kaxy (98 Posts), Sun Aug 04, 2013 08:26 pm
I've been checking my BP at home once in awhile and logging it in an app. It's usually weekly, though lately as I've gotten further along (now 30 weeks) I'm checking it more often. Last night, I was disappointed to see 133/89. Ten minutes later, it was 125/89, but the diastolic is still higher than I'd prefer.
Today it is doing better, 118/82.
Last month, I was more in the 1-teen/75ish range.
I go to the OB tomorrow for a regular appointment and will share my readings with her and get her take. Of course even my worst BP so far is technically still ok, even though it was squeaking up there.
Is it true that BP just is a little lower in the 2nd trimester, and then goes up a bit in the third anyway?
I know I could certainly develop pre-e with this pregnancy and would be surprised if I didn't, but Lord help me make it to full-term first!
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.