If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go up?

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Re: If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go

Postby caryn » Tue Jan 29, 639247 7:58 am

Chronics either see their pressures rise before 20 weeks, or see their recoveries prolonged with elevated pressures more than 6-8 weeks postpartum, or both. I'm an unmasked chronic because it took three or four months for my pressures to drop to normal - at my 6 week followup they were still 140/90 on meds - but since I haven't been pregnant again I don't know at which stage pregnancy would cause it to rise.
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Re: If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go

Postby alexis » Mon Jan 28, 639247 12:33 pm

First pregnancy was chronic HTN unmasked by pregnancy (140/95 at 6 weeks). BP started rising at 32, I delivered at 37. BP dipped below 140/90 after delivery, but eventually I had to give up my denial of chronic HTN and go on meds (by that point I was regularly getting readings of 165/105). I've been well controlled going into this pregnancy.
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Re: If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go

Postby rebecca2 » Thu Dec 10, 639243 10:04 pm

My BP went up around 24 weeks during my first pregnancy and I was diagnosed with PE at 26 weeks. I wasn't put on meds until after delivery, but even with the meds it stayed elevated and I went into my 2nd pregnancy with CHTN.
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Re: If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go

Postby alexa5 » Sun Nov 15, 639243 10:37 pm

I wouldn't have known at the time I would eventually be considered chronic (due to how long my pressures were elevated post delivery), but my bp's went up really high at 28 weeks and stayed high until delivery at 33 weeks. (and of course after delivery too)>

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Re: If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go

Postby flori » Fri Nov 06, 639243 2:18 am

I had chronic hypertension for years before getting pregnant. It was very high when we were ttc and during the first trimester because they were still trying to figure out which dose of aldomet worked best for me. I usually ran around 140/90 during that time. Around 20+3 I was hospitalized because of readings over 175/120. After finally figuring out that aldomet didn't work for me but labetalol did, my bp actually dropped closer to 110s/70s. My peri believed this may have attributed to low amniotic fluid, so he actually decreased the labetalol and had me run hypertensive (140s/90s) until I delivered due to HELLP. :(

Since I've been reading this forum, I've found out that the rule of thumb is preeclampsia usually doesn't hit until 20 weeks, which it did for me.
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Re: If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go

Postby christina89 » Mon Aug 17, 639243 5:16 am

My blood pressure went out of control at about 19 weeks last time then returned to normal 8 weeks after delivery at 23 weeks. This time around my blood pressure went up the day I got pregnant pretty much. I found out I was pregnant when I was about 3t weeks pregnant and I had already been on bp meds for 4 weeks. And currently 17 weeks and I'm on 400 mg of labatalol and 60 mg of adalat. Bps are sitting ok

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Re: If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go

Postby trish » Mon Aug 17, 639243 4:53 am

Generally if your BP goes up before 20 weeks you are considered chronic - that pregnancy is "unmasking" your tendency toward high BP. With my first 2 pregnancies I don't really remember when mine starting going up but I can't swear it was before 20 weeks - but it was sometime before 24/26 weeks. In neither of those was I on BP meds & my BP was not high after delivery. But I found out at an annual GYN exam when my 2nd was about 18 months old that my BP was high enough (about 165/100) that she wanted me off BCP and on BP meds immediately. I started my 3rd pregnancy (unexpected and as a result of being off BCP) on BP meds & have been on them ever since - more than 4 years now.
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If you have chronic hbp, when in your pg did your bp go up?

Postby jean » Sun Aug 16, 639243 6:33 pm

If you are chronic hypertensive, when in your pregnancy did your bp go up, making you chronic? Just curious..
Our first son was born and passed in Feb of 2010. Born at 29 weeks due to HELLP and passed due to NEC. We miss him every day. :~(

Our second son was born at 39 weeks gestation in Nov of 2011. No HELLP or pre-e! Took LDA starting at week 12 and went off of it at week 38!


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