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I'm 40 weeks and 2 days now, went in for a nst yesterday which turned out fine for the most part, just my bp was slightly elevated.<br><br>
Last night I went to bed with a slight headache and woke up with a massive one. I ate breakfast and it is almost gone now, just a little bit.<br><br>
I took my bp and it's kind of high, 137/93, whereas I'm usually around 118/76.<br><br>
Should I call? I live so darn far away and all these trips are tiring, so I thought I'd ask you fine ladies what you would do first!
 

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I'd probably call and see what she has to say. Preeclampsia can come on fast, and is not something to mess around with. I had it with my first, and they did send me home on bedrest for a couple of days, but then I went into labor on my own. For ME, I would rather be safe than sorry when dealing with that. I hope it was just a temporary thing, and that you have a smooth labor/delivery and healthy mom and baby!
 

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Just wondering... why are you taking your blood pressure. Is there some of sort of prior history that has you doing that? Since it's a little elevated, I see that it's glad that you do, just curious...
 

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call please
 

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Update?
 

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yes I would call. Better to be safe than sorry. I dont mean to scare you but I have seen so many times where things can go wrong very fast and a phone call can perhaps save your babys life if it came down to it.
 

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Thanks everyone! I just got home about an hour ago. I called after the first reply and haven't been able to update until now.<br><br>
I went in and was admitted for observation/nst's. My blood pressure eventually went down. I did start feeling nauseated for a while too.<br><br>
My dh has hypertension so we have a bp machine here.<br><br>
Thanks so much for your advice and support <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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glad everything worked out!
 
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