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I haven't been on much bc of working and getting ready for baby...BUT this week everything changed! GRRRRRRRRR!!!! I went to the doc on Tuesday and my bp was 157/99. After lying on my left side for a half hour it came down! I had labs done and was sent home with a 24 hour urine test. I had to go back on Thurs. my bp then was 164/102. GRRRRRRR!!! So my doc broke the news... I wouldn't be going back to work and I was going on bedrest! I will also start going to the doc EVERY Tuesday and Friday! On Tuesdays I will have checks and ultrasounds. On Fridays I will have stress tests and checks! She told me then that if at any point I get worse of the baby shows any signs of problems he will be taken! I just looked at her and lost it! She told me everything would be ok and if he came today he would only be in NICU for a few weeks :/ she also said she hopes that the BP meds I am starting will control the PIH but she said we would have to take it just a day at a time! Thought I would give everyone an update! And I am sure I will be back to daily stalking of the JM site! Bedrest is not fun! Anyone else have PIH? Anyone else have to stop working early?
I was wondering about you!! Last I remembr, you were still suffering with a lot of nausea/vomiting. Has that improved? I hope the meds & rest help bring your BP down. I'm sure your stressful job wasn't helping.
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I actually had a couple of scares because of my high blood pressure, but after an ultrasound, NST, and lab work, baby is okay. Have you gotten the results of your 24 hour urine yet? My doctor said my high bp was stress induced and to try not to worry. I know it's hard, but sending you positive thoughts and prayers!
Sorry you are dealing with this!! I too have had high BP issues, not pre-e. My 24 hour urine and blood work were fine, but I still run in the 160's/90's. At first they told me to exercise (whatever) and then another doc told me to take it easier and at my next appointment if it is still high, we would be talking about restrictions. Truthfully I like the idea of working less and relaxing more. I know its stressful though to be worried about your BP, but it sounds like they are taking it seriously and monitoring you closely which should reassure you a little.
I had this with my last one, but it started at about 37 1/2 weeks. They decided to induce less than a week later. I wasn't offered meds last time so at least you have that going for you. Hopefully, those will get your pressure more in line. Good luck!!
She called me Friday afternoon and said my Urine/blood looked "ok" She says we will recheck it weeklly She seems to think that the weight gain/bp/ swelling are signs of things to come. I am very thankful she is watching me so close but I wish I could work just a few more weeks! She said No way bc of my "job stress". I guess being a ER nurse is stressful? lol ok maybe a little! I have been doing better with the N/V! I only get sick now every few days! I am trying to relax but I am SOOOOOOOOOO worried that my short term insurance won't pay me! I really cannot afford weeks without any income! My doc is suppose to do the paper work this weekend! I really hope it gets taken care of bc I think I will go crazy if it doesn't!
For STD coverage, mine has a 1-week qualifying period, but when I was put on bed rest last time (which was only a week between that and delivery), that counted as my qualifying time. Then, when I had her, I got paid the whole 6 weeks. Otherwise, I would have gotten paid 5 weeks (because the first week was a qualifying period). If you're incapacitated ahead of delivery, that counts toward the qualifying period.