For the majority of my pregnancy, I have had preeclampsia. I'm 35 weeks, and have been going to the dr weekly for over a month now so they can keep an eye on it. Well last week, my b.p. was 118/78, which isn't too bad, then yesterday, the top number was at 148, which really concerned my dr because it went up that much in 7 days. So she did blood work, upped my b.p. medication dosage, and sent me for a non-stress test, and my baby responded very well to that. She thinks that in another 1-2 weeks I will need to be induced, unless I go into labor on my own by then, since as of yesterday I was almost 4cm's and 50% effaced, -1 station...and am having the beginning signs of back labor. Anyway, I'm starting to get very worried about my baby. I know that high b.p. can put a lot of stress of him, so therefore it would seem best that he comes in a week or two. But then again, I feel that if he comes at 36 or 37 weeks, that that's too early. So I am basically putting myself through a ton of worry and stress because I don't know what is best. My dr is very trustworthy, and I know that if she says we have to do it now, than that is the best. But I just can't seem to shake this whole feeling that he would be coming too early and it would be all my fault because of this b.p. Am I being totally insane for thinking this way? Is it just all my whacked out hormones?
You will be fine and so will your baby. Maybe it's the stress about the health of your baby that is causing the rise in your b.p. I also had preeclampsia with 2 of my kids. I am now only 19 weeks and on my 1st visit (i think cause i was nervous) my b.p was 152/90. The Dr didn't even address it knowing I have had preeclampsia. That's why I think it was b/c i was nervous. If you are 4cm I don't think you will last another 2 weeks, but that's just my opinion. Maybe the baby is "making" himself come out b/c he knows things aren't that good now and looks to me like your body is working for you, not against you!
Let us know what happens, and I don't think its that much of a concern b/c if it was, your Dr would do an emergency c section, if things were that bad
Keep me posted
Last edited by BabyMomma26; 06-09-2005 at 10:57 AM.
I too thought maybe the sudden rise in my blood pressure was due to me worrying. But my dr said it wasn't, because I have a lot of protein in my urine as well, and swelling, which as she said "goes hand in hand" with this sudden rise. But you're right, she would get the baby out right now if things got out of hand. So I guess I am just going to take it one day at a time, rest as much as possible (which isn't too much since I have a 2 year old ) and try and relax, and leave it in my dr's hands. Thanks so much for responding!
I had severe preeclampsia with my son (B/P topped at 187/119)he came at 36 weeks and he was fine my doc was going to induce the next day if he didn't come. Sometimes it's just safer to have your baby than stay pregnant for both of you.I can't believe your already 4 cm already I would say any day now.The very best thing you can do is total rest, even if it means asking a friend or family member to watch your tot. I have a 19 month old and I am supposed to be on rest but it's really not.Oh well it's easier than going to work and being on my feet all day. I really hope the best for you and I feel that everything will be O.K. so hang in there your really close