Thanks again for all your help. Here is my update. (I posted this in the main forum, but it goes double for here as well!)
Well, I'm HOME at the moment, but just barely. I went in, and they put me on a monitor immediately. They took my bp when I was laying down on my side, and THEN it was great- bottom number 75, 82, 80. So, I was okayed to leave, but WAIT! We need to take it sitting up, the OB says! So, fine. Well, sitting up it this was 95 and 93. So, I am allowed to go home to bedrest for a couple of days, but the (very nice actually- not the one from earlier) midwife said, "I'm going to be totally honest with you- I don't think they'll let you go a week like this". We then talked about doing nipple stimulation and drinking RRL tea, which she is totally for. She's a good midwife.
The previous midwife had already set up a whole induction scenario with the OB, without telling me.. sort of like she ordered a nonstress test earlier today without telling me, and said "oh, we'll just have you relax in the chair".
My protein is still negative, all labs negative, all monitored babystuff was PERFECT.
So, it does not look like preclampsia. It looks like late term PIH. I have gained too much weight in this last month, who knows, maybe that had something to do with it.
So I need to go get checked thursday, and we'll go from there. At least I have a couple days of breathing room! And with bedrest, plenty of time to read the boards here...
I just wanted to thank everyone again for their suggestions. I did do the epsom salts bath, higher protein food, all the relaxation techniques (You can see my slow, diaphram breathing on the monitor- that's so weird!), started higher doses of fish oil pills, and started taking my calcium lactate. So we will see how it goes, and at least I do not feel as RAILROADED as I did by the midwife I had to see this afternoon. All of you on these boards are such a big help! -j
p.s. I very much appreciate on the april board here the suggestions about how to, even if you get induced, to not let go of your entire birth plan. They do NOT let you labor in the tub or use a shower if you're induced at this hospital (and I plan on giving them heck about that- why not the tub?! If you can move around with teh IV, why not sit in the tub for a bit?!), but they do use the gel first. I'll also try the hot rice sock for the nipple stimulation (that gets uncomfortable and irritating to do manually, I'm realizing).
So I feel a touch better that at least I'm able to TRY some things first. The worst feeling ever was that midwife this morning saying "you are not allowed to leave". B*tch! I'm glad I fought that decision, but if I really do have this high bp that gets even worse.. at least that is a valid reason to induce and I can be more at peace with that decision. Until then.. my poor husband will have to be my "go get me stuff" bedrest slave! Mruhahhahahahha.