Is anyone else having issues with their BP?
With DD1 when i booked i was 141/85. Now i have whitecoat hypertension which is made much worse by the use of the machine (rather than the sphig - something about the person actually touching me and not making beeping noises really helps!) and was about 210lbs. I felt like i was fretting about it from the 12th week onwards and at the end when i was sent to be monitored at the hospital because it was "so high" (diastolic over 90, even though that was 5points from where i started and not 15...) it was once 167/109 - a midwife took me through a visualisation of lying on a warm beach and it went down to 155/93 7 minutes later - THAT is how labile it is, she actually fetched the Ob who fetched 2 registrars and 3 students to witness my incredibly labile diastolic rate... Anyway i ended up getting my homebirth but it was a scary, horrible last few weeks.
With DD2 i was about 200lbs at booking, and used an independent midwife, so always the same person, always with the sphig (she hates the machines too), always in my own home after a nice hour-long chat and cup of tea, and it was never higher than 140/78.
With this one i started at 170lbs. It was 121/73 at the hospital booking (strange though nice midwife, using a machine), but i was wondering how accurate it was because i keep nearly blacking out. My IM came on booked me on Wednesday and when she did it, with the sphig, after we'd sat and signed all our bits of paper, it was 113/55!!!!
No wonder i can't stand upright in less than 3 minutes....
I can't believe in my first pregnancy i used to WISH for a "normal" low pregnant blood pressure! It's awful! I keep getting out of the car, running round to get DD2 out and then having to quickly kneel on the asphalt in the carpark with my forehead on the ground to stop myself blacking right out!
And i'm having to have cold (by my standards) showers because if i have a hot one i get dizzy, have to sit down and then can't get up again to get out...
SO anyway, here is a thread for anyone with BP issues, of any sort, to vent.