Hey there ladies! Yesterday when I went to the doctors, the nurse said that my blood pressure was high at 140/90. Yet my doctor didn't mention anything about it, and the nurse forgot to have me leave a urine sample until AFTER I had already seen the doctor. It was just crazy there yesterday, since they had to overbook all her appointments since she was delivering a baby in the morning, so basically I was shoved in and out and had a quick u/s to try to determine the gender. So now I'm confused, isn't my reading high? I'm 21 weeks now. I go back on the 30th, but I was just wondering, shouldn't my doctor be more concerned or am I just concerned for nothing? Thanks!
I forgot to mention that I had also gained 3 lbs in 2 weeks, and I'm still getting terrible headaches. I don't know if that has anything to do with the blood pressure, but just in case I thought I would mention it.
It sounds like the onset of preeclamsia. I would call your doctor tomorrow and speak with him/her personally. Also keep a eye on your blood pressure at home if you can.Either get a BP monitor or go to a drug store or somewhere that has them available to the public. If it gets much higher and is consistently high you need to go to the hospital. It is not healthy for you or the baby.
Your weight gain seems fine!!! I had high blood pressure during my pregnancy and 140/90 is a reason to be concerned! However, your blood pressure changes within seconds, so they might have just caught it at a high point. If there is no protein in your urine, you don't have preeclampsia and thats a really good sign! Your doctor is looking for consistently high blod pressure, so if it is high at your next appointment, your doc might express more concern! I advise waiting it out!!! Good Luck!
3 lbs in 2 weeks is nothing to worry about. The bottom number is what they look at usually I think 90 is considered high. Mine is usually something like 60. But it could be you just had a high reading that day. Next time you go to the docs office make sure you dont eat alot of salt right before and arent stressed out and drink lots of water.
Thanks for the information! I know the time before this last appointment, my doctor mentioned something about my blood pressure "not being low", but that's all she said. I guess if she's concerned, then she'll probably bring it up in 2 weeks. Thanks ladies!
i would suggest monitering it at home for a few days to a week and see if it is still on the higher side or down....i had preeclasia with my 2nd and ended up having bp problems afterward and with my 3rd who is 6months now....be proactive and if you see it higher than usual tell your dr.
Mine BP went high about that time in my pregnancy (I have bever had high BP before being pregnant) but within a couple weeks it was back to normal. My dr wasn't really concerned about my high spike either, but if you are getting terrible headaches I would call and speak with your dr to mention the headaches. Good luck.
I have had problems with my blood pressure during this pregnancy (currently 27 weeks), and never had an issue before. I had BP of 140/80 and they said it was higher, but nothing to be concerned about. It wasn't until it was 162/80 that they started to get worried. Basically, they told me just to cut down on sodium, put my feet up whenever possible, lower stress, drink more fluids, etc. I've had issues with swelling and weight gain as well... From what I know about BP and what the doctors told me, it is not the 140 that is the worry- it is the 90. The lower number is the more important, as the top can fluctuate by the minute. Good luck!
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