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Anyone else with pre-e or eclampsia still having blood pressure issues post-partum? I'd NEVER had a reading over 120/80 before pregnancy, the high BP readings were the reason they ended up inducing me, and now a week and a half later its still 145/94 even on 2 BP meds... Just curious if anyone else was still high afterwards.
Thank you Alethia for my gorgeous siggy!!
Wellll.... my bp was 144/90 when induced, then it dropped to a consistent 111/40, so my story is different (they were really worried with that sudden drop and it being so low after delivery)...
But I am still SUPER swollen. I think sometimes, it just takes our bodies to get back to normal. I've read a bit that sometimes, it takes 6 weeks! Other things that are SUPER for reducing bp: magnesium supplements (but check to see if they are compatible with your meds) and garlic My mom has high bp, and doesn't want to take meds, and these 2 things do the trick for her. She takes the garlic pills so she doesn't smell like garlic
Are you still resting your feet up as much as you can with a wee one at home? Try deep breathing exercises. It can lower your heart rate and bp a bit...
((HUGS)) Kara. I know what it's like to worry about "pregnancy related health problems" when we aren't pregnant any more!
__________________ Gwynne, celebrating the newest of our four precious miracles Hat's off to Vicki for my cute siggy, thank you!
I didn't have pre-e with my last pregnancy, but I had elevated BP, in the 140/90s mostly. It took about a week to get it back to normal, which is also about the amount of time it took for the swelling to go down/water weight to come off.
I think a few people on here have mentioned having lemon in water to help flush things out.
Still high here. 150/80 last week. 136/76 today. On Labatelol and another med. Dr's say could take up to 12 weeks to go down, or could be chronic hypertension that's now been exposed by pregnancy. Mine was always 120/68 before preg, and around that throughout preg up until 34 weeks preg. Mine went up tp 190/110 immediately after the birth and I was on Mag sulfate drip within an hour of delivery.
Last edited by WomanInTheMoon; September 15th, 2010 at 02:13 PM.