Hey everyone, just wanted to see if anyone else going threw this??
I had a long day spent up in the maternity ward yesterday due to my blood pressure being sky high.... ( i have always had high blood pressure when i was younger due to high bmi, but lost 8 stone so its came right down and been "normal" for a good 3 years now)
i had all the normal routines
urine sample - came back normal - no protien
blood sample - said was fine
blood pressure - high 143/90
The baby was put on a tracer to track her heart beat and movement, they said she was perfect and her heart rate was steady the whole time...
NOW my worry started when i went for an ultrasound.... first baby is breech (said theres plenty time to turn) but they said baby was measureing 28 weeks round her head, lenght etc... but her stomach was only measuring 26 weeks??
The women doing the scan told me they cant be sure on accuracy of the mesurements due to my bmi, which is 34, and they are not really worried YET about baby size as long as i go back in 2 weeks and baby has grown... But she said expectant mothers with high blood pressure are more prone to have smaller babies???
I know i probs shouldnt worry if they are telling me not to but cant help it..
Follow up Routine planned for me is
urine sample twice a week
blood pressure took twice a week
blood sample once a week
ultrasound once a week
going to be a long 11 weeks if i make it that long, cause if pre eclampsia sets in they are speaking about c section, which im obv hoping it doesnt come to this!
Sounds like they are taking great care of you. I wouldn't actually be too worried at this stage as long as you know you are getting regular checks on your BP and urine (which you will be).
My BP was up and down like a flipping yo-yo for the last 8 weeks or so of my pg with DD. I got sent to the hospital every single week - it was so tiring, lol. It got so my DH didn't even twitch an eyelid or leave work to come with me as we knew it would come down again and I'd be sent home. I didn't get protein in my urine until the last week and they wanted to induce me then anyway. The worst part for me was they wanted to monitor me constantly during labour so I couldn't walk around and that's the worst position to labour / give birth in so you might want to give that some thought.
As for the scans, measuring scans are very unreliable for several reasons and I wouldn't be concerned at what they've said. They are correct that a series of scans is worth more than one so if they do repeated scans and the baby is not growing, that is more important than saying anything at this stage. So see what comes next.
If you have any visual problems or dizziness etc, call your MW immediately as you need to be checked. Otherwise, I'd say try to relax and see what next week brings. You are being taken good care of.
Thanks so much for getting back to me, really appreicate it.
Never once thought about the labour being any different with me having high blood pressure, but makes sense about constant monitering... maybe my midwide will talk that over with me when i make the birth plan?? doesnt sound great tho not being able to move... oucha!!
I had high blood pressure and a lot of protein in my urine , so they had to watch my urine for 24 hours, and I had to record Michelle's movements for a week. I'm su0pposed to be going to see a specialist for the protein in my urine, because I no longer have high blood pressure... I hope everything goes well for you and the LO
I'm 29 weeks. I'm new to this high blood pressure as mine has always been low. I just woke up this morning completely puffy and swollen so went to the doc, my bp was 150/ 105 and now I've been sent to hospital and kept in for observation. I'm glad they're taking it seriously and monitoring me because I'm worried about the baby. They can't find protein in my water and my blood tests are all normal, just low iron. I think they are going to possibly look at managing the bp with mediation but I'm worried they'll send me straight back to work : ( think that's why I'm here in the first place, I just need to rest but that doesn't feel like an option to me as everyone expects you to over do it and carry on as normal. But I'm so worried about my stress having negative impact on the baby, just want him here safe and sound.
Anyway, I know exactly how you're feeling! Keep me updated
Oh and I wouldn't take too much notice of the ultrasound measurements, I am yet to hear of one that was almost close to accurate! And It's a small variation anyway. They're keeping a close eye on you so that's the main thing!
I have high bp and was just recently put on medications for it. it is controlling it nicely. I would ask for a 24 hour urine just to make sure of the protein. Urine dips aren't all that accurate. I have had preeclampsia twice and will likely get it again. This doesn't always mean an early delivery so don't let that worry you. Some get it severe and others just have a mild case. I would try to rest as much as possible.
And yes babies with high bp due tend to be smaller. It has a lot to do with the way that the blood flows through the placenta. I had my baby at 32 weeks the last time and she was small at 3lbs 1oz. I would try not to worry. Hard I know but the best thing you can do is take it easy. See if they can write you a note to reduce your hours. I am glad that you are being monitored so frequently as it can change fast. Hope it is a long boring 11 weeks left for you.
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