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I am pretty sure that a warning sign of pre-eclampsia is to have high bp for you. And they consider high/dramatic changes to be 20 points. And since you went up 30 I ican definatly see the concern. I know that If I have 140 bp then I would be worried. I would call your doc and let them know, or go into to be monitored just in case and have your urine checked.
when is your next dr appointment? Has there been protein in your urine? Do you have a headache that doesn't go away with tylenol or blurred vision?
If I were in your shoes, I would take a warm bath, lie down for a bit, RELAX...and then try to take my bp again. I have always had low bp, but started to get high readings at 31 weeks... was told if i go over 160 top number or 100 bottom to go to L&D (which happened last week). If it is still high and you are concerned call your dr.
Mom to:Zoey - June 4, 2011
Noah - October 21, 2012
Lexi - September 10, 2013
I think I'm gonna call after lunch. My appointment monday, the nurse said my BP was up, but I figured it was just 'cause I was in pain (this kid is grinding its sweet little head into my hip bone, lol). Today though, I woke up just feelin' off so I got my BP taken at work when I came in. I don't know if you count walking from my parking space into the building as "physical activity,"
I'm gonna call my doc after their office opens from lunch I think.
Hmm, my blood pressure jumped a bit too, normally around 120/70 but it went up to 145/98 and I told them about the major headache I had that nothing would make go away, but they didn't seem worried at all...
Hopefully it's nothing, or at least something easily fixed! It would suck if you ended up with pre-e
Elevated blood pressure is common at the end of pregnancy. It's not necessarily pre-e unless you're seeing other symptoms. I think it'd be wise to call your doc, anyway, but don't worry (as that can cause hypertension, itself).
I am in your identical situation. My blood pressure at my 7 week appt was 104/64(this is my norm) and always sat around 110/70 for the majority of pregnancy but these past couple weeks it's been steadily increasing. I was measured twice at my last appt. 144/77 on the automatic and then they took it manually and it was 134/68 or something like that.
I told her I was really concerned since that is so high for me but she said it is very normal for blood pressure to rise in the end and that I had no protein in my urine and swelling was very minimal in my feet so it's not a real concern yet.
I'd talk to your Dr. about it and see how they feel though if you are concerned.
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