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    Default Induction at 34/35 weeks for high blood pressure

    Just wondering if anyone else been induced this early?

    I've had high bp from the start and its been getting harder to control (now on 3 drugs at 18 weeks) so the specialist wants me to be delivered by 34/35 weeks. He's suggested a scheduled c section but said its up to my obgyn. He said the risk is that if I try to go naturally (being induced) and baby doesn't take well to being induced and we run into complications and then end up doing an emergency c section when the bp is high which carries more risk.

    I saw my midwife yesterday and she said you can try for a natural birth but have to have an epidural to keep the blood pressure down.

    I'm going to talk to the obgyn and obviously it will depend on how things progress, but I'm still not sure what is best. I want to avoid a c section if I can but then part of me thinks its better to have a scheduled one when everything is calm and the bp isn't high rather than risking an emergency one. Hard to know what to do.

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    Default Induction at 34/35 weeks for high blood pressure

    Not sure about induction, but I am having a c section at 35w due to CPP...

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    Default Induction at 34/35 weeks for high blood pressure

    You may struggle with an induction and natural birth if bub isn't "ready"...

    Have a good chat to your ObGyn like you said, and see what you think you will be able to cope with...

    Good luck and I hope your BP settles down!

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    Default Induction at 34/35 weeks for high blood pressure

    Thanks for the responses that's what I was a bit worried about that because its so early, baby won't like being induced. But then being pulled out early by C section has its own risks.

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    If you are only 19 weeks pg now, i would not be making any decisions for what to do at 34 + weeks. Talk to your health care providers about what they can do for your high blood pressure now, and risks and benefits of acting or not acting, and then just see how you and baby are over time.

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    Default Induction at 34/35 weeks for high blood pressure

    Yeah that's true, I will just have to see how it goes. I started on one tablet 2 months ago and now I'm on 3 different ones, 4 times a day just to keep it in the realm of normal so I guess I'm worried about how much worse it will get. Still will just have to wait and see.

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    What kind of BP readings are you getting? I was induced at 37+5 for high BP (got up to 160/100 but wasn't on any medication) and it took 3 days to get DD out because she wasn't ready to come!

    Agree with PP that it's hard to know at this stage and I'd just keep talking to your doctor each appointment about your options and pros and cons and see how it goes. It might become clearer later on.

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    Default Induction at 34/35 weeks for high blood pressure

    Yeah I'll just have to see how it pans out

    It's spiked at 170/110 a few times. On the first lot of meds it was sticking around 140/155 over 90/100 but with the new ones added in last week it seems to be staying at 120/85. I'm sort of hoping I can stay on this dose for awhile without it creeping up again.

    Gosh 3 days, you poor thing!!!!


 

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