by trishn2004 (24 Posts), Thu Feb 15, 2007 09:49 am
My name is Trish. I'm happy to have found this website! I'm the mother of Samuel, 2/1/2 years old and currently 6 weeks pregnant with my second child. I had severe pre-eclampsia and HELP syndrome with Sam, none of it surfacing until the day I delivered!(four days after my due date and he ended up being an emergency c-section). I lost half my blood volume and was severely anemic for a while, ended up on BP meds for about 9 months. I successfully went off them but now have been placed back on them as I enter this pregnancy because baseline readings over the past few months have been borderine. So.........a little apprehensive, a little nervous, trying to be excited but scared to death of problems again. A few questions for any of you out there:
Anyone have experience with taking Magnesium during pregnancy and the effects on blood pressure? What about baby aspirin?
Any tips on the best at home blood pressure monitors?
Thanks in advance for your help.