Hi everyone. I have been going to a normal OB, and she is great. My last appointment was only 2-2.5 weeks ago, and my BP was what it always is....low 100's over...something. So maybe 100, 102. Well yesterday I had another appointment and it was 130/80, so they tested it again in 30 minutes, after asking me to calm down, etc, and it was 138/80. So they did one of those monitoring things where they make sure the baby isn't in distress (measure his heartrate for 20 minutes, then it also can tell if I'm having contractions). Well baby was fine, but the doctor said I was contracting. But I couldn't feel it, so she said she wasn't too worried. This is while I was laying down.
She told me that because I am 30-40 points up from my normal, to rest a lot....don't even do dishes. Well, last night I broke some of that....we had a berry stain episode on the carpet that required two people, and before that, hubby and I had an errand we had to run.
Anyways, last night I was having some cramping that felt like period cramps, kinda mild but there. Then this morning I woke up to moderate back pain....feels like it's related to the cramping last night, kind of period-like. Also woke up to swollen hands.
I am just wondering if this is a concern? Called OB and waiting on a call back. They said all my bloodwork from yesterday was fine, so right now it seems I ONLY have high bp during preg. They asked if "I" wanted to come in to see the doctor today, and I was like, "well I dunno, I only want to come in if the cramping then the backache is a concern, coupled with the BP suddenly rising recently and the mild contractions I was having." I also told them I have swollen hands today.
I am just wondering what you all will say.....like how concerned should I be about the cramps/backache. Is this just kind of normal, or is it a concern?
Over past month, I was having pressure/discomfort in pelvic region....what could have been Braxton-Hicks contractions....while exercising, (back when I was allowed to do that), and my OB told me then then to go to hospital if they don't get better after resting/laying down. And she said it's not good if they come without exercise. But this is more like period cramps, not generalized pressure. I dunno if cramping=contractions? I don't even know what to make of it. I think the nurse is gonna tell me to either come in or not, so I figured I'd ask here and get more detailed descriptions from "real-er" people. :)