by MomTimesThree (581 Posts), Wed Dec 04, 2013 04:07 pm
Those pressures are uber scary! I sooo appreciate your dedication as a nurse to hand off your patients.. but um.. next time please do not pass Go and collect $200... just go right to L&D!
It's not uncommon to see labile pressures where they start to be erratic- high sometimes and normal others. And while it's common to try to give reasons why our pressures go labile- like "Oh I must have been really busy.. or not rested enough." Which I tried many times with my doctor!
The response I got was always, "Yes, well that's nice. LOTS of people are stressed, and lots of people are busy and their BP doesn't do that." So it might be that your previous pregnancies unmasked chronic hypertension. And certainly the older we get the more prone we are to it.
I hope in light of the spikes they'll be keeping an extra close eye on you- are they having you monitor a certain amount of times a day and call if it reaches a certain number?
Keep posted as you can,
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w