Hello everyone! At my 37 week appointment last week, I was put on bedrest for high blood pressure. My pregnancy had been going fine, a little more weight gain than I’d like (heh) but things were good. I lost my mucous plug and the next day I started to feel really weird. I couldn’t catch my breath; I couldn’t sleep, and just felt ‘ugh’. When I went to my midwife appointment, they took my blood pressure then didn’t say anything about the numbers (which was odd). The CNM comes in and says she is worried because my blood pressure was very high and I had a 6 pound weight gain in a week (O_O) which she says is water weight. She looked at my feet and found them super swollen, then checked my hands and face which were fine. She said there was no protein in my urine but the blood pressure was worrisome. She asked if I was resting…which I had to admit no…I’d been baking the whole week before! The nurse came back to check my blood pressure again and said it was still very high (The bottom number was almost 90) and then the CNM said I need to go on bedrest!
3 days later I had to go back to check my blood pressure again with a different CNM, and it was within normal range but on the high side (The bottom number was in the high 70’s…I can never remember the top number!) I told the midwife that when I check at home the bottom number is usually in the high 70’s to high 80’s, and she told me to stay on bedrest but only partial bedrest and watch the swelling.
So, I’m worried. I did the big no-no and searched high blood pressure in pregnancy and started to freak out a bit. Has anyone else gone through this? I am very nervous and trying to stay in bed and get some of the water weight out (they said to drink lemon juice) and rest!