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    Default Gestational Hypertension

    If you had this, did it develop to pre-eclampsia? Also did you get induced? Just wondering what to expect. I got diagnosed with this today and not really sure what to think. I had BP problems with my previous pregnancies aswell but they didn't start until late 3rd trimester (around 36-38wks) I'm only 30 weeks but my BP has been high since 29wks. I'm being monitored weekly now as i'm told this is all they can really do. I also had +1 protein in my urine today, but i'm not showing other symptoms of PE yet and the protein was only very low so they are keeping a close eye on it incase is progresses.

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    I had high BP with my last 2 pregnancies. They were both delivered via c-section at 37-38weeks because of it.. I never got Pre-eclampsia with either of them.

    Has your OB/MW suggested putting you on BP meds? I was on 6 tablets a day with my last pregnancy.

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    Yep I had this. Started at about 26 weeks. I had protein in urine starting from 35 weeks and developed preeclampsia at 38 weeks with BP 170/100. I was induced a few days later as soon as the bloods can come back to confirm.

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    I had high BP from early pregnancy onwards & it got progressively worse. I was put on meds in the 2nd trimester.

    Didn't develop PE but I had an emergency CS at 31 weeks after other complications (in other words, not just because of high BP).

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    Yep I had this from 33 weeks with 1st pregnancy. I was on highest dose of meds allowed (9 tablets a day) and had to go to hospital every 2nd day for blood pressure monitoring. I was induced at 38+4 which resulted in emergency c-section (ds was in distress which was later found to be knot in cord). It never turned into pre eclampsia.

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    I have had hypertension with all 3 of my pregnancies & it never ended in PE. Good luck hope it settles down

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    Thanks for the all the response ladies.

    Not on any meds, OB is happy with me being closely monitored as BP isn't severely high and comes down with rest. Guess it's just a waiting game now, hoping things settle and dont progress. I gotta admit some of these stories are scary the heck out of me!

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    Had it from 2nd trimester but never progressed to PE (only ever had trace protein). Induction process started at 37+5 but took awhile to get going, had bub at 38+1.


 

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