Monitoring BP?

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Re: Monitoring BP?

Postby miamibunnie » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:54 am

I started at 20 weeks...did not want to deal with the stress...
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Re: Monitoring BP?

Postby amandamm » Wed Oct 19, 2011 03:29 pm

I take it a lot more now, but before I just did it if I felt off. I think I started more around 25ish weeks
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Re: Monitoring BP?

Postby angieb » Wed Oct 19, 2011 03:19 pm

My mfm had me start at 10 wks. I'd definitely start now so you have an idea of what is normal for you.
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Re: Monitoring BP?

Postby marialynn242 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:06 am

It does I started at 23 weeks with swelling and headaches and delivered at 26 weeks

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Re: Monitoring BP?

Postby cmccaffrey » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:01 am

I was pretty paranoid and started when we were trying to conceive because I was worried I was chronic hypertensive. I take it at least once a day and I have an app on my phone called Heart Pal to keep track of all the readings for doctors' appointments and such. It comes in hand at my OBs office. His machine always gives me higher readings, while my perinatologist's machine has readings similar to my machine. It really depends on when you developed preE. I started showing signs pretty early on like at 24 weeks, so I want to see signs if it's happening again.

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Monitoring BP?

Postby marialynn242 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:33 am

When did everyone start monitoring there blood pressure? Im 16 weeks and havent started yet :( Probably next week

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