But it's hard to be unhappy when I came home from the hospital with my beautiful baby. My blood pressure shot up crazy high, over 100 on the bottom number. I knew it was serious, called my doctor and went to the hospital. Besides several months of stable edema (swelling) which is normal in pregnancy, I hadn't had any other symptoms. Traveling to the hospital must have driven up my bp even more, as I started having bad stars in my vision. After we arrived, I actually had eclampsia, which I don't remember, and the baby was delivered via emergency c-section. I hate that I needed a c-section, but I'm not against them when it is truly needed like in my case.
My little girl was 6 lbs and passed every test. I needed a little longer, but seem to be fine. Very happy to be home with my sweet lo, even if it was nothing like what I'd planned.
Blood pressure problems are like a silent killer because you don't feel sick at all. You feel fine. I encourage all UCers to check their blood pressure regularly, especially in the last 12 weeks.