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Does your midwife think you are developing pre-e, or does she think you just tend toward pregnancy induced hypertension? This is obviously something only you can decide, but I would personally treat myself for PIH and try to get the BP down while keeping an eye on other pre-e symptoms. I would not induce before 41 weeks with a BP like that. Does your midwife have a certain BP cutoff for you? Has she given you lots of ideas and suggestions for getting it down? Different stuff works for different women. Have you tried any herbs? To me, 130/85 is not terribly high if you can keep it from going up too much more. Especially since you are normally in the 120/80 range.
There have been some excellent threads in the birth professional forum about PIH vs. pre-e. Maybe search and/or ask there. You say that you weren't spilling protein when you were induced the last time. Maybe elevated BP at the end of pregnancy is normal (though not ideal) for you, and you just need to manage that.
If push came to shove I would definitely think of a home induction before a hospital induction. Starting EPO is a great idea. Good luck to you!
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