Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby alviarin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 02:24 pm

You are welcome! This forum was a real sanity saver for me when my pressures started creeping up during my second pregnancy.

I'm glad to hear your pressures are coming down, I hope they are back to normal soon!
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Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire ("mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby dosorrow » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:43 pm

Since my Bp went up my doc put me on nephedepine with the labetalol. But it went down enough last week to stop nephedepine. It was starting to make me super low so that was a good sign. I hate to admit I don't always have the time to regularly check my Bp but the few times I have the numbers were decent
.We're hoping this goes down more soon and I was advised to exercise since activity always helps. Hoping to get some rest soon from the baby so I can take walks as a start. She's doing good just keeping me up quiet a bit. Thanks for checking on me this forum really helped get me through that last hard month. BIG thank you!
2008- Hypertension at 32 weeks, preeclampsia at 35 weeks, Induced at 36w3d after water broke. Zander 4 lbs9oz took home right away no need for NICU
2014- Hypertension at 24 weeks, preeclampsia 34 weeks, induced 38 weeks. Sabrina 6lbs 3oz healthy girl.

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby alviarin » Tue Sep 30, 2014 03:18 pm

Sorry I missed this update before! Congrats on your baby girl!

How are you doing now?
Hypothyroid mom to
Connor (severe pre-e at 38 weeks)
Claire ("mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
Annabelle (chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby dosorrow » Thu Aug 28, 2014 01:20 am

Thanks again everyone for the support. I had a healthy baby girl, Sabrina, 6lbs 3oz. My blood pressure went down to 110/70 and I left the hospital 134/80. BUT a week and half later my BP went up to 161/115! I called my doctors office and they told me bring my dose of labetalol back up to 300 Mg from 200mg to tide me over till the next day when I could come. It help a little and my doc prescribed nifedipine. Its been keeping me ok at 138/88ish. Really hoping it clears up once I can start sleeping more. Kinds scary since not even during my pregnancy it got that high
2008- Hypertension at 32 weeks, preeclampsia at 35 weeks, Induced at 36w3d after water broke. Zander 4 lbs9oz took home right away no need for NICU
2014- Hypertension at 24 weeks, preeclampsia 34 weeks, induced 38 weeks. Sabrina 6lbs 3oz healthy girl.

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby MomTimesThree » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:28 pm

Yeah for 37 weeks!! Congrats mama!!! I'll be thinking peaceful wishes for you as you approach the induction and no labor vibes this weekend!!

I always fudged the answer by saying the general season, and then as we got closer the general month. There was always a bump in each of our pregnancies so I had lots of practice at being vague. :)

Keep posted as you're able,
Lauren
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

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby dosorrow » Sat Jul 26, 2014 09:46 pm

Thanks for the positive responses caryn and momtimesthree. As an update my blood pressure didn't go over the 140ish zone so we increased the medication and that along with bedrest seemed to keep me stable enough to buy a few more weeks. I made it to 37 weeks yesterday! Something I never did with my first but the bp was starting to fight the meds again and the babys weight officially slowed down enough that staying pregnant wont help her. So my doc is finally scheduling a induction this Wednesday. Even though her weight should possibly be 6lbs I'm very nervous about complications. Hoping I can make it through the weekend without another rise in bp or my water breaking (relatives that usually can watch my son are out of town for the weekend). As a side comment does anyone else find it a mouthful when you get asked "when's your due date?" With an induction date I could finally give a better answer but before it was an awkward "in a few weeks" if I didn't want to give them my life story:p
2008- Hypertension at 32 weeks, preeclampsia at 35 weeks, Induced at 36w3d after water broke. Zander 4 lbs9oz took home right away no need for NICU
2014- Hypertension at 24 weeks, preeclampsia 34 weeks, induced 38 weeks. Sabrina 6lbs 3oz healthy girl.

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby caryn » Thu Jun 26, 2014 03:00 am

34 weeks is golden really, even if it's no fun, with odds like "99% survival with no morbidity". 10 weeks of time at least - wow. Hopefully things just tick along for three more weeks.
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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby dosorrow » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:20 pm

Well like clockwork the ultrasound at 33 weeks has the beginnings of low fluid and creeping up is swelling and blood pressure. Not enough to panic but enough to know where this is going. I swear I remember my last pregnancy the exact same thing happened. Her weight is still within the average but her weight gain is slowing down a bit too. Don't know if there is any signs of protein yet we'll see Monday. Oh well...at least the medicine bought me almost 10 weeks. :(
2008- Hypertension at 32 weeks, preeclampsia at 35 weeks, Induced at 36w3d after water broke. Zander 4 lbs9oz took home right away no need for NICU
2014- Hypertension at 24 weeks, preeclampsia 34 weeks, induced 38 weeks. Sabrina 6lbs 3oz healthy girl.

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby MomTimesThree » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:18 pm

Woo hoo! So thankful you are holding steady! Thanks for the update! :)
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

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Re: Put on bloodpressure meds at 24 weeks

Postby dosorrow » Mon Jun 02, 2014 05:51 pm

Feeling hopeful and a little relieved after my last doc appointment. No other Preeclampsia symptoms have shown up. Medication is keeping my blood pressure at a good level now and the baby is growing right on schedule. The doc is optimistic I can get to a safe birth weight if everything stays steady. :D
2008- Hypertension at 32 weeks, preeclampsia at 35 weeks, Induced at 36w3d after water broke. Zander 4 lbs9oz took home right away no need for NICU
2014- Hypertension at 24 weeks, preeclampsia 34 weeks, induced 38 weeks. Sabrina 6lbs 3oz healthy girl.


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