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Recovery time

Postby Cassandra0831 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 07:45 am

Hello ladies, I was wondering how long will it take to recover. I had my little girl 12/05/13 and I am still dealing with blood pressure issues. Will it regulate itself. It just seems never ending, and I feel hopeless.
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Re: Recovery time

Postby Mari2013 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 08:37 am

Hi, I am sorry you developed pre-eclampsia. I think recovery time can vary. I have seen 6-8 weeks post partum, a few months, and then people like me who went on to have chronic hypertension a few years after. What helped me was to see my internist a week or two after delivery and then come up with a plan to monitor my kidney and liver function, as well as treat the hypertension.
Mom to one amazing toddler girl, delivered at 28 weeks due to severe HELLP.
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Re: Recovery time

Postby Cassandra0831 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 05:07 pm


Sorry to hear that you are dealing with the consequences after. I can imagine how hard it must be. Thank you for your reply. I guess I am taking it day by day now. Just wish this blood pressure would go back to normal.
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Re: Recovery time

Postby alviarin » Fri Jan 31, 2014 01:46 pm

After my second baby, my blood pressure peaked a weak postpartum on a high dose of meds. It slowly came back down over the next several weeks before stabilizing at a new (higher than pre-pregnancy) baseline.
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)
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Re: Recovery time

Postby bgrove226 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:18 am

Hi I am sorry you developed Pre-E I had my son 1/1/2014 and I am still dealing with High blood pressure. I was on labetetol 3 times a day 200mg dosage(which is apparently a lot) until this week. My BP is finally starting to lower so I'm down to 2 times a day 200 mg. My doctor said it could take up to 6 months for it to return to normal.
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Re: Recovery time

Postby aundapenner » Thu Mar 06, 2014 06:49 am

If I remember correctly, after my first, it did take a while, but my BP did return.

After my second, however, it never went back down and my "new" baseline is 140/90 - lucky me.

Have you met with your regular doc (not OB) to discuss the what ifs of having long-term high bp?
Alice - survivor of PE twice and mama to Heinrich (Henry), May 2006, born at 34+2 at 4lbs 5 oz and Sofia, February 2009, born at 37+1 at 6lbs 5oz.

Very thankful for the PF - who I found after Henry was dealing with preemie issues.
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