Anybody been put on bp tablets since becoming pg?

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  1. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    Hi ladies

    So I have been for an extra BP check at my MW and it's now at 140/90. I've got to go back on Friday to be checked again and then might get referred to the hospital. She mentioned being put on BP tablets.

    Has anyone been put on these since becoming PG? I presume they don't harm the baby? Will having high BP affect the baby? What is your BP when you started taking them?

    I wasn't worried before, but I am now :cry:

    (For info at my booking appt it was 125/80, at 12wks 139/89, at 15 wks 130/88, at 20 weeks 143/86, then retested at 120/84, at 21 weeks 130/84 and 23 weeks (today) 140/90).
     
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    jaccib Well-Known Member

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    I was on meds from after having my first until TTC again. I am being monitered and my doctor said IF I needed meds there are some particular ones that are safe in pregnancy. Don't worry they will not give anything to harm LO!
    It's the bottom figure that they worry about most when it goes way above 90. I had pre-eclampsia with DD. This is when there is raised BP for a prolonged period and Protein in Urine.

    Best thing is to stay calm and try and relax as much as poss. :hugs:
     
  3. sabriena

    sabriena Well-Known Member

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    I got put on bp meds a bit ago, it's called labetalol and it doesn't harm the baby at all. I don't know what my previous bp's were but mine was in like 148s and then since the medication in 138s.

    It could be pregnancy hypertension or the start of other things. Make sure to stay away from a lot of salt, cut back on carbs and eat a lot of protein (just what I was told), and try not to stress about a lot of things.
     
  4. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    Try not to stress?? I wish they sold that remedy in bottles!!
    will have a go at the more protein less carb thing

    Thanks honey
    xx
     
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    sabriena Well-Known Member

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    I know, stressing is something that's done on a daily basis and I always laugh when people tell me that! But it's always a good thing to try..even if it never works out! haha
     
  6. chele

    chele Mummy to Max & Hayden

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    Bump to page 1, am interested in other people's experiences of getting high BP during pregnancy x
     

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