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My appt w/the High-Risk OB today


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August 17th, 2006, 08:34 AM
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So, I went to the high-risk OB today.

I went to the cardiologist on Tuesday and they basically told me that I had to deal w/my heart problems until after this pregnancy is over.

Well, the dr today put me on a small dose 2x day of a beta blocker heart medicine. There is a risk of slow fetal development, but they will do ultrasounds at 24 and 28 weeks to check on development. Basically I have low blood pressure to begin w/. The dr doesn't want my top number to go below 100. Right now it ranges anywhere from 110-120. So, I have to watch my blood pressure and make sure it is at an ok level. He also gave me the signs to note if it isn't high enough. So, I will start taking it tomorrow.

Oh, and he also told me that I shouldn't be concerned about labor. I will have an IV and the will be monitoring my blood pressure and pulse from the time I come in until after I deliver and if there is a problem then there are meds to help me thru.

All in all, I feel better now that I have seen the high-risk OB. At least I know that I hopefully will not have to deal w/the rapid heart beat for a while.

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August 17th, 2006, 09:37 AM
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Amy, that's good news. Sounds like they're taking good care of you. And yes, you'll be hooked up to all sorts of things after you check in, which makes it really fun when you have to get up to pee every 15 minutes from the IV!

I'm curious why they don't want your blood pressure under 100. Mine is always 90 something over 60 something (well, except after waiting 3 hours for my first u/s on Monday). Why is it a problem to be so low?
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August 17th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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Sounds like your appointment was a good one!!!
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August 17th, 2006, 11:17 AM
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Sounds good Amy! Keep us updated!
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