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    Default High Blood Pressure Pre Pregnancy

    Hi Ladies,

    I’m currently 15 weeks pregnant and all seems to be going fine
    But I started my pregnancy with high blood pressure, at best 150/90
    It’s been high for 2 years now, and at its peak it was 200/120
    Because of this my OB has me taking low dose aspirin to reduce the risk of preeclampsia
    When I have done research, some women said that when they were diagnosed with Pre-e, there BP was 150/90.
    Well I’m already at the level every day :s

    So I’m just wondering, did anyone else start there pregnancy with high blood pressure and didn’t develop pre-e?

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    Hi there, I'm currently at 24 weeks & have been told that I have high blood pressure. My readings went from being normal to 140/90 & then to 150/100. I have been given blood pressure medication to take twice daily plus low dose aspirin too. They're keeping an eye out for pre eclampsia. I was also told to buy a blood pressure monitor from the chemist & take readings twice a day to keep track of it. Sorry I'm not much help. Have they discussed how they're going to try & lower it for you?

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    Default High Blood Pressure Pre Pregnancy

    Does your doctor know the cause of the high Bp?

    I had high Bp very early in pregnancy and it just got harder to control. I think it started at 130/90. With me it was the diastolic that was the problem. When we got to the point of max dose of 4 meds I had a c section at 36 weeks. I had a low level of protein detected the last few weeks but avoided full blown pre eclampsia.

    I have had unexplained high BP in the past but not high enough to medicate for. Runs in my family and isn't lifestyle related i.e. I'm a vego, non smoker, don't have a high salt diet. I think mine just got worse with the strain of being pregnant.

    I'd keep a good check on it, def look at a Bp machine because pregnancy can cause it to get a lot worse.
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    OP a good friend of mine has essential hypertension. She was on medication pre pregnancy and didn't develop pre eclampsia. Her obstetrician just did a urine dipstick at each visit. There were no issues in her pregnancy apart from the blood pressure, and it had no effect on the baby

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    I have had essential hypertension for nearly 10 years and medicated for that same amount of time. With DS my BP remained constant and under control with medication. Towards the end I was monitored weekly by the hospital combined with urine tests looking for protein. As PP said Pre E is more than high BP you need to have the protein in your wee. I never had the protein so technically never had PE. However, at 38 weeks my BP was getting quite uncontrollable with increased meds and different types unable to sort it out. So I was induced. This time my ob has said I wont be able to go past 38 weeks again so I have elected to have a C-section.

    Are you medicated apart from the asprin?

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    I have hypertension because of my kidney disease and have been in medication since my early 20's.

    My first pregnancy I was on aspirin plus BP medication and I had my urine tested at every appointment. I did start to develop protein in my urine but not until I was 39+4 and then I was induced.

    My two subsequent pregnancies were another induction at 38 weeks because my kidneys were struggling and then an emergency c-section at 31+5 because DS2 was very small and my kidneys and liver were struggling pretty badly.

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    Hi Everyone
    So they have never been able to find a cause for the blood pressure. They have tested everything! Just saying there is an undiagnosed reason.
    So I have bought a BP machine in the meantime. But I’m worried about the levels going up before the next appointment
    I had it checked over the weekend. It’s now 170/95 (2 weeks ago 150/90) But I won’t see anyone about that for over a month and a half!
    I haven’t actually done any urine tests yet either. Not since the very first one at the start of pregnancy L
    So I now know that having high BP alone doesn’t equal Pre-e cause of the protein in the urine
    But my issues are:
    They haven’t tested my urine since week 7 :s
    My blood pressure is going up and up and I’m on no meds
    And I have no appointments until May 19th
    So I really don’t know what to do in the meantime :s
    Or should I do nothing and wait until the May appointment to check everything?
    Just worried the levels are going to keep going up :s

    I feel like my GP thinks it all my OBs issue. But I don’t see OB as often :s

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    Quote Originally Posted by msarahm View Post
    Hi
    My GP has said that they will probably need to put me on BP meds. But no one has. And I don’t have an appointment again until the 19th of May with the OB
    Make another appt. With BP like you have said I'm surprised they haven't put you on something like aldomet. Did you have high bp before pregnancy?

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    the only issue my GP seems to think my OB will handle it. So if i see him, he will say wait to see the OB :s
    Yep, I had very high blood pressure 2 years ago. then it came down a bit, but never back to normal and now since getting pregnant, it seems to heading back to that scary level from 2 years ago :s

    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Make another appt. With BP like you have said I'm surprised they haven't put you on something like aldomet. Did you have high bp before pregnancy?

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    Is it possible to call and leave a message for your OB with BP results? I used to do that and tell the secretary my readings and she called me back with OBs instructions. Once I didn't call and my OB was very upset with me, I think they would like to know. Better safe than sorry!


 

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