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6th Prenatal Appointment

Jul 07, 2010 - 10 comments

So today was my 6th prenatal appt and I have some bad news, my blood pressure increased to 140/88 and it has been 120/70 throughout my pregnancy, so now I have to go get blood tests done tomorrow to check to see if I have preeclampsia =0(, but my Dr said that it is really to early to be getting this right now, so hopefully everything will be ok. I did have preeclampsia with my first son and they did have to induce me 5 days before his due date however I am only 28 weeks and 3 days pregnant and have not began to dilate or anything so if they have to take my baby out now it will have to be by c-section (which I really don't want!) I just really hope that we can make it to 37 weeks so that the baby will be full term, fingers crossed that everything is ok and that my blood pressure returns to normal next appt and my tests come back normal.

28" from pubic bone to top of uterus
150bpm for baby's heartbeat =0)

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by Heatherm4, Jul 07, 2010
Oh man...I hope for your sake and the baby that your bp goes back to normal!

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by Spiket77, Jul 07, 2010
I really hope that it isn't preeclampsia yet. If it looks like you are headed that way...Ask your doctor about taking aspirin or increasing your calcium intake. I have read that those things may help. Also, keep moving and go for an extra walk. Good Luck!!!!

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by mcjanemarie, Jul 07, 2010
I hope it's too early and that it was possibly just a fluke with your BP...hoping the blood test reveals good news!

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by JoJo629, Jul 07, 2010
i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

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by Caralea, Jul 07, 2010
Lots of hugs and prayers that it was just this one time... stay away preeclampsia!!!

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by tinkerbell1124, Jul 07, 2010
I had blood pressure issues when I was PG. It went up and down the whole time. Usually it was high though. I never had preclampsia though. I think mine was due to stress. I ended up with light duty at work and than was put on bed rest for about 2 months. But that was only because my job was stressful and most likely causing the high blood pressure.

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by TinaR10, Jul 07, 2010
i had high blood pressure and ended up induced at 37 weeks all went well i gave birth to a 7lb 7oz little boy who is now almost 2. yea I had preeclampsia but i got 2 months off before baby got here n 2 months after so its not that bad but i am a sales person and my job is stressfull but i pray u dont get the preclampsia b/c every one handels it diffrently god bless

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by EmsMom07, Jul 07, 2010
Thank you ladies for all f your words of encouragement and support, I really appreciate it =0) I got my blood work done today so I will know what’s going on more at my next Dr's appt which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13th. I'm really hoping and praying that my blood pressure goes back to normal but by the way things are going I'm not sure if it will my feet are super swollen and don't seem to be going down even after rest =0( My main goal is to at least make it to Sep. 5 if all fails so that way my lil guy will be considered full term, I will keep all of you posted once I know what;s going on and what's my next step on Tuesday, thank you all for your support!

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by KarenDiane, Jul 09, 2010
I hope your blood tests come back with good news. I'm dealing with the same thing right now but I'm 34 weeks so not too worried.

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by EmsMom07, Jul 15, 2010
Well ladies I went to my follow up Dr's appt on Tue and my blood pressure tremendously dropped from 140/88 to 112/70, but the Dr couldn't find my lab results so I'm not 100% sure what's going on at the moment, I should know for sure at my next Dr's appt which is scheduled for Tue, July 20th @ 1:40pm so I will let you know then. Hopefully everything is ok and I don't have preeclampsia yet =0)

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