by suzanne (114 Posts), Sat Jan 17, 2004 11:51 am
The last few days I've just felt "off" and tired. I dug out the BP monitor I used during my last pregnancy 7 years ago, and have been taking my BP. It's definately higher than it should be. At my appt. a week and a half ago, it was 120/70, which is normal for me non-pregnant, but just now it was 141/91 and it has been running around that, with sometimes the top number being higher (up to 155). I haven't call the dr. yet, as I have an appt. on Friday and I don't know what they would really do at this point (I am about 8 weeks along) besides say to rest, which I am doing. My BP with my 2nd pregnancy really never got high except mildly a few times at the end, after severe PE with my first pregnancy. I took my BP when I was lying on my left side, and it was about 125/70 then, so I know that's what I need to do---stay lying down. But I just feel it will be IMPOSSIBLE to do that long term. I have a 9 and 6 year old, my husband can't take extended time off from work without severe financial implications, and I drive the boys to school twice a day...I know I will do what I have to do, but I am so scared and probably projecting too much at this point. Just wanted to vent to women that understand---thanks for listening!
Suzanne (37) and DH Tony (41) + William (9, severe PE, born at 32 weeks) and Freddy (6, fairly typical pregnancy) and Baby (due approx. 8/26/04!)