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Thanks for all the responses.
The new meds. seem to be working! My bp was 125/88 this morning (still lying down), and then 134/93 after I'd been up for 30 minutes or so. I'm so relieved. Hopefully it will continue to stabilize and I can go off the drugs in a couple weeks.
Btw, my bloodwork has all been normal, so no pre-e.
I do have a family history of high blood pressure (both my parents are on meds.), even though we don't "look" like people who would have high blood pressure (we're tall and skinny). I think it's partially because we're so anxious.
I'm 26 years old, and otherwise healthy, but pregnancy is hard on my body.
I do think I have the "white coat hypertension," but this seems different since lying down hadn't been lowering it at all (until today--yippee!).
And I definitely think that my anxiety about the baby could be affecting my bp, but it's hard to know how much.
My midwives say that postpartum hypertension usually goes away by 2-6 weeks postpartum, so that's what I'm hoping for.
Thanks again, mamas.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.