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Hi mamas,<br><br>
I recently had a m/c at 9 weeks and this is when I found out that my BP was really high. After monitoring it at home, this is what I found...<br><br>
Tues 130/97 (finally passed placenta in eve 4 days after m/c),<br>
Wed 140/90<br>
Thurs 125/75<br>
Today 100/68<br><br>
There's definitely a downward trend here as my HCG was dropping, which makes me think it's no coincidence and it's related to pregnancy. I never had a problem with HBP in early pregnancy and just slightly elevated at term (135/82).<br><br>
I would LOVE some ideas as to why this happened. My dd is 20 months and my pregnancy with her went well, as did my BP. Is it possible that my body recognized that this pregnancy wasn't normal and went haywire? It's odd that I could have a normal pregnancy with no BP problems<br><br>
We're going to TTC again probably after my first period. I’m dieting for weight loss and will start brewer’s diet Monday. My gallbladder tends to go beserk when pregnant, so I’m also going to start milk thistle and dandelion. I can’t think of anything else to prepare for the next TTC. I want to do this one right, so if you mamas can think of anything else to try, please let me know.
 

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I'm sorry for your loss. I don't have any advice as far as your BP. Hugs!
 

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WHile those numbers are high....they aren't really in the "dangerous zone", kwim? Your bp elevates with pregnancy.<br><br>
I have high BP with this pregnancy. My numbers are consistently in the 150s/95s. With BP medication, I am trying to keep them under 140 consistently. For the most part I am. But if they go over a little bit every once in awhile, it's okay. Does that make sense? My BP was extremely high with my last pregnancy that I lost- 165/98. I lost that pregnancy at 17 weeks. My OB at the time ( i am NOT with him anymore) didn't do anything but "warn" me that my BP was too high. It's not considered "pre- eclampsia" unless it occurs AFTER 20 weeks. So, my BP now is not considered that. If it continues to rise, it may be.<br><br>
So, when my BP continued to be in the 140's and 150's my Perintologist put me on BP medication. So far, so good. I have bad days and good days, but it's more under control. I am 25 weeks along now with a highly monitored pregnancy that is going amazing well, despite the BP problems!<br><br>
Good luck with ttc, and I am so sorry for your loss. I would bring your concerns to your OB when you see him/her next. Hugs, momma!
 

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Was your BP high before you found out your baby had died? Or just after?<br><br>
My BP was fine during pregnancy and birth of my 2nd dd. She was stillborn and at my 1 week postpartum visit my BP had skyrocketed. Not sure of exact numbers but the bottom number was definitely over 100. Anyway, I ended up on medication to bring it down and took it for 2 months. I'm not sure if it was from stress and anxiety or if there was something else going on with my body. That was also the only pregnancy where I had swelling at the end (just ankles but all other pregnancies absolutely none). Sorry I can't be of more help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I hope you can find some answers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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