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Just curious if anyone else is dealing with this. My bp has been about 130/80 in my 3rd tri. It jumped up to 146/96 and 151/81 last week. They monitored me for a few hours in L&D last Friday and it was fine if I was laying on my side. They did blood tests and it's not preeclampsia yet. They labeled it as gestational hypertension. So they sent me home and told me I was on modified bedrest until my appointment tomorrow. I can get up to shower, go to the bathroom and I can eat the table but other than that I have to be on my side in bed or on the couch.<br><br>
DH took me up to the drugstore last night to check my bp and the first reading was 160/91 but all the other readings were 146/86 to 150/85 or so. I'm so frustrated! I was hoping it would go back down by now! I'm wondering what their gameplan will be tomorrow if it's still up. More bedrest? I'm around 32-33 weeks so I know they'll want to get me through September hopefully at least. The thought of 4-7 weeks on bedrest wears me out though. I have a 6yo that we homeschool and a VERY bouncy VERY active 3yo. And I just feel crummy..<br><br>
Bleh...
 

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mine was high for the first time at my appt last week.... i got some blood work done, and did the 24 hour urine thing, and everything was fine. im hoping it was just a fluke though. i guess we'll see at my appt this friday though
 

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Me. That is why DD #1 was born at 36w3d. They were so sure I had pre-e, but all tests pointed to no. What I had was good old genetic high blood pressure. When they admitted me to L&D my BP was 185/112. Two days later DD#1 was born by c-section at my request. Two days of induction meds, and a pressure that would not go lower than 160s/90s.<br><br>
She did fine and I went home on Toprol XL. I am still on that and so far everything has been fine. 130s/80s range.<br><br>
I would strongly recommend a home BP monitor. I always get higher readings at the OB office than I do at home. Also, when you go to the OB office DO NOT sit on the exam table for the BP, sit in a chair. They have actually shown that a BP done on the table is 10-20pts higher than when done in a chair.
 

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me. me. me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I've been on meds since 2002 and was induced due to pre-E with my DS in 2005.<br><br>
My BP was 140/90 last OB visit and I have been seeing him every two weeks as he is monitoring me closely.<br><br>
I have 8 weeks to go so hopefully my BP will behave and no pre-E this time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">:
 

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if you don't have pre-e then I would push for meds. BP meds are totally safe during pregnancy and being on bedrest SUCKS. I second the advice to get a home BP monitor.<br><br>
Also make sure that you are getting enough protein (80+ grams per day), take a calcium/magnesium supplement, walk 30 minutes a day if your doc approves, swim if you can, take epsom salt baths (2 cups of salts for a normal sized bathtub full of water - soak for 30 minutes) and make sure you are staying hydrated.<br><br>
I had "PIH" with my DD and was on bedrest for 11 weeks because my doc was convinced it would turn into pre-e, which it never did. I wish now I had pushed for meds instead! I stayed on aldomet for the 2 years between pregnancies, and actually was able to go off it early in this pregnancy and stay off of it so far *fingers crossed*
 

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Well, I'm going to the dr this morning so we'll see what happens. I don't know what course they'll take. Although I think I just might go insane on bedrest. I'm seeing a different dr than the one in the hospital last week so they make take a different approach. Who knows..<br><br>
I do have a home monitor but it's ancient. I need to get another one. My MIL gave me the one I have and I think it's probably 10 years old. I took my bp last night just to see what it said and the numbers were all over the place. I don't think it's very reliable!<br><br>
Up until all this started I've been going to the gym, swimming, eating lots of protein, etc. This just came on really suddenly!<br><br>
I'm so hoping to be allowed to do a little more. My best friend is flying in this weekend and she's so sweet she won't mind sitting around with me all weekend. But I'd really like to get out and about with her a bit. I only get to see her about twice a year!
 
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