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Kase83 Aug 29th, 2011 03:00 AM

Blood pressure 144/106 ?? Is this really high?? Update page 3
So I was at the doctors today with my fiancÚ while we got our whopping cough vaccination and my doc thought she should check my blood pressure, I told her it's never been over 115/70 and gloated about how perfect it's been all pregnancy and then it read 144/106 then she waited 20 minutes did it again and it came back 146/101. She told me to go straight to birthing suites( hospital) and see my private ob but he wasn't available the nurses ran some bloods and retested me it had come down 144/91 so they said I was fine to go. I am just a bit worried as iv never had high blood pressure ever and my doc seemed quite concerned only for the nurses at the hospital to pretty much say it's not a big deal. Just after some of your thoughts and if anyone thinks this is high or normal or what your experiences have been sorry I'm prob just stressing out a bit!! :wacko:

nov_mum Aug 29th, 2011 03:21 AM

It certainly sounds like a big jump from your usual. Did they take urine as well? I would go see someone in a day or two and have it checked again. If it's up around 140/100 then it may require some meds to bring it down - watch out for swelling (not normal pregnancy swelling but facial/hand swelling that increases almost overnight and doesn't go away with rest), any upper right quadrant pain and visual disturbances/headaches. Lots of people's BP rises in late pregnancy but you can get super sick really quick. There may be talk of induction very soon as you are term and with high BP, your condition can change in a matter of hours. Anything in 140/90s is tolerated and some Drs medicate for it. My bp sits in the 140/90s but I'm on meds and it keeps creeping up. I had high BP since 22 weeks this time around and preeclampsia twice before. I see an OB monthly, now fortnightly and my MW weekly to keep an eye on it.

BabyDeacon Aug 29th, 2011 03:21 AM

its about the 106... then 101.... anything over 90 should just be checked out do you have swelling?
if youve seen the MW- Nurse.... and theyve done bloods and checked it an said all ok,, they know best xx

if its gone down it might be just a lil stress or did u walk a while?

Blah11 Aug 29th, 2011 03:24 AM

did they take your blood to check for pre-eclampsia? I had really high BP during labour (no idea if it was a few days prior too it too as it never got checked) and it went away straight after delivery. No Pre-E just how my body reacted to the stress of labour :shrug:

Kase83 Aug 29th, 2011 03:33 AM

They did my urine at the doctors surgery and it came back with slight trace of protein but I'm guessing the bloods at the hospital must have been fine for them to let me go. I do have swelling and a really purple colour in my feet that I have never noticed till today but goes down when my feet are up high. I see my ob to tomorrow and if it's still high I think I may just request an induction, I'm so stressed about it,this is our little ivf baby after 2 years of ttc I had a big bleed at 17 weeks with placenta previa and bled till 24 weeks on bed rest but since then everything has been perfect I don't want to take risks with high blood pressure this close to the end, Im pretty sure he will give me one if I ask, what do you think? Would you do that too? Thanks for the replies I really appreciate it xx

Blah11 Aug 29th, 2011 03:35 AM

i would wait and see what he recommends. I wouldnt induce unless it was absolutely necessary.

Kase83 Aug 29th, 2011 03:36 AM

Baby deacon my docs appt was first thing in the morning, all I had done was get up shower and drive 5 minutes to the surgery so no real reason for it to be high.

jadesh101 Aug 29th, 2011 03:49 AM

oo hun, that is high, if mine went that high they would keep me in for a few days monitoring as I had bad pre-eclampsia the first time. When is your next appt ?

Lozzy_Loo Aug 29th, 2011 03:49 AM

they say its high if the bottom number is more than 90 xx

Kase83 Aug 29th, 2011 03:53 AM

Jadesh my next appt with my ob is tomorrow morning, if it is high again I'm thinking of just requesting an induction, thoughts?

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