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Blood pressure? 140/90?
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by fairytale07, Jul 19, 2007
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!
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by fairytale07, Jul 19, 2007
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.
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by Darkestlight, Jul 19, 2007
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.
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by Cheyenne_08, Jul 19, 2007
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!
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by sallystar, Jul 19, 2007
This is going to sound really stupid on my part...but what is normal bp??  
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by peekawho, Jul 19, 2007
If you waited a long time or were otherwised stressed, you can have a high reading.  As Cheyenne said, it changes rapidly.

It would be unusual, but not impossible, to have preeclampsia at this gestational age.  

If you are concerned, call back and speak to the nurse about it.  She can pull your chart to see if you had protein in your urine.  
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by Darkestlight, Jul 19, 2007
120/80 is Ideal however I've found that anything around that isn't too bad either. Almost no one has 120/80 BP. I did before I got pregnant, but now mine stays around 110/70.
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by sallystar, Jul 19, 2007
thanks for the info!!
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by rubyolivia, Jul 19, 2007
120/80 is what the norm used to be but I have heard it's recently changed to 110/70. But 120/80 is still just fine! :)
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by tomel, Jul 19, 2007
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.