I had hight blood pressure show up about 34 weeks and the doctor put me on bed rest for a week while having me come in for appointments, then hospitalized while he stabalized the blood pressure with bed rest and medication. When I was 38 weeks I was induced and had a very healthy 8 pound 3 ounce boy....who is now 6 months old.
Total bed rest is easy in the hospital as there's nothing to do, but certainly boring. This was during the SARS outbreak here in Toronto, so I wasn't allowed visitors, not even my husband....I had to rest, brought the blood pressure down.
All I can say is lots of bed rest and if you see spots before your eyes, go to the emergency, as your blood pressure is way to high.