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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 19:27 PM   1
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Gestational Hypertension


Well I had a routine ob appt and was admitted for a 24 hour observation at L&D.

It was 180/110. I've never seen it so crazy before. I was quite shocked when she told me. I'm still running too high to be considered safe. I'm just feeling so overwhelmed.



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 02:46 AM   2
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So sorry to hear this. I hope everything is OK



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 09:39 AM   3
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Thanks Bev.

It appears my blood pressure has normalized now. I'm stilll here until this evening though as they are doing a 24 hour observation. :/



 
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I'm glad your blood pressure has normalised now and hopefully it stays that way and you can go home after the observation



 
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Old Dec 7th, 2017, 16:01 PM   5
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Well they released me a little early and now I will be going in for check ups Mondays and Thursdays. The doctor did not seem optimistic I will make it much past 36 weeks. But that seems to be his goal for now.

He wants me off work and on light bed rest until she comes. So I have a meeting with HR tomorrow. I'm really hoping we can afford for me to take the time off work.

I'm gonna try to get a blood pressure cuff to monitor at home. I've had a lot of dizziness and headaches so I am wondering if its connected. I suspect it probably is related.



 
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I hope that you are able to take the time off work to rest and fingers crossed that you will make it to at least 36 weeks



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 14:40 PM   7
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Oh dear Krissie! Hope you're feeling better soon. Sounds like rest might be the key for you x



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 16:06 PM   8
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Thanks Bonnie and Bev.

So a little update: I was not feeling well this afternoon so had my blood pressure taken a couple of times. So far it was pretty elevated again. I have called the hospital but nobody has called me back. I am thinking I will end up just walking into L&D here in a bit.

I have been signed off work officially so I am hoping to keep this baby baking longer, but at this rate I am not so sure that is going to be possible.



 
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I hope that they will call you back soon. Thinking of you



 
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Old Dec 8th, 2017, 18:32 PM   10
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Well went into L&D and of course my bp had come down by then. Miss Alice also was moving and looked great. So I am coming back Monday for a scheduled appointment and follow up.



 
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