Hi, I'm in the same situation as you. I was kept in hospital overnight due to high blood pressure and protein in urine last Wednesday. Whilst i was there they monitored my blood pressure every four hours and got me to do a 24 hour urine test. The next morning they let me go home even though nothing had changed.
I was told to come back yesterday and was kept in overnight again as blood pressure is still high and still have urine. They then let me out this morning even though nothing has actually changed!?!
I now have to see my midwife tomorrow and if blood pressure is still high then I will be admitted again.
I'm really not sure what's going on or what we're meant to do like with you they are threatening to admit me until LO is born but it seems such a long time
My understanding was they admit as hypertension can be so changeable and in hospital you really are on forced bedrest so they can get a good idea of what is happening. I was always told it was safer for me to be there...
While I was on hospital bedrest they weighed me each day to see if was having rapid weight gain. Checked my urine each morning, checked bp every 4 hours, had me on monitors for baby for an hour twice a day. I got in trouble for making my bed one day. The other poster was right about it being forced bed rest. Plus I woke up ok the day I had my baby and by 1pm was in major destress. I think things could have turned out differently if I had been at home. It sucks but it is for the best. Take a book, the computer, a cross stictch, Do you knit. Or I slept a lot as my bp being so high was making me feel horrible.
I was first admitted for high bp at 24+1, they kept me in 2 nights, let me go, I was admitted again 2 days later for a night, then again 2 day after that. My blood pressure really is a lot lower in hospital than at home, and I don't get why except you basically don't leave your bed, even when it's a mealtime you only stand up for the 10 mins it takes it get it, where at home you'd stand to cook it, you might do the laundry/dishwasher etc... being upright ups the bp by about 10-15 points immediately. They can also quickly up the medication if they need to. For me they monitor every 4 hours, unless it goes over /100 then it becomes every hour. They took daily blood tests and urine tests to check see if there was any sign of pre-e in either location, and when my bp spiked to /118 in the middle of the night having been over the late 80s and early 90s all day and I felt sick, dizzy, feverish, generally completely out of it they called a doctor to make sure the baby didn't need delivering immediately. It really does suck (for want of a better word) to be in for weeks on end, or to keep going in and out, but I keep telling myself it's only for a few weeks and I'd rather they were right there if things do get out of hand again.
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