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January 30th, 2009, 09:15 AM
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I went in for my appointment today. Doc would like to induce next Friday or Saturday (40w1-2d) because of my blood pressure. It keeps creeping up and is now 140/90. Normal for me is 110/60.

I am not sure how I feel about being induced. I have been induced before (cyo-somthing and pitocin)and still went with NCB so I am not too worried about that. The part I am kinda annoyed with is the IV and possibly not being able to labor in the tub. I don't want an IV and I wanted to spend the begining of labor at home not hooked up to machines. <sigh>

I am still 1cm and baby has not dropped too much yet.

Any advice? I don't know much about BP and how it can affect the baby or me if I decide against induction. I really wanted Tank to pick his own Birth day.... but want to do what is best.

So I guess that is my update.... oh and I paid my bills today.... that felt great to have that done and over with. I think this kid.... being a fertility drug baby..... has cost me more than my car Darn bills!

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January 30th, 2009, 09:26 AM
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I know that high BP can be very dangerous for both the mother and the baby but each situation is different. I think it's nice that your doctor isn't trying to force an induction today. Have you tried regulating your BP with diet? I know the Brewer Pregnancy Diet is supposed to be really successful in preventing Pre-E. I believe it's very high in protein and has a few other guidelines as well. You may have already been trying this but it's all I know of at the moment that may be able to help.

Here's a link for it:

Brewer's Pregnancy Diet
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January 30th, 2009, 09:32 AM
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One of my acupuncture friends just relocated up there, I just emailed him to see if he is practicing there. I will keep you posted. Acupuncture is definitely something I would try before the pitocin.
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January 30th, 2009, 09:39 AM
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he is practicing! If you want his info, let me know and i will PM it to you
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January 30th, 2009, 09:50 AM
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I have not tried diet ... but have been really careful to only eat balanced meals with protein and whole grains.... most of the time. I do fail at that sometimes though. I will check out the link.... thanks!

Thanks for checking into the acupuncture... the problem is I have a serious fear of needles. LOL I wish I wasn't such a chicken.

My doctor is actually being really good about the induction. He even said "If you chose to be induced" Not "when we induce". It just sounds so much better when worded that way. Like it is still my body and I have the choice.

I guess it's just a day by day thing now. At least I don't feel like I have to make a decision today. Too bad Tank doesn't just make the decision and kick a hole in his water bag :biggrin: Last night he was kicking me so hard down there I thought I was gonna see a foot!
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step-grandma to: Wesley (3), Rosemarie (7 months)



On 1/31/12 at exactly 16 weeks pregnant Noah came too soon. He was our 7th loss
If you would like to see pictures of my sweet (but tiny) boy they can be viewed at www.caringbridge.org/visit/noahdarrohn they aren't the easiest pictures to look at but I am willing to share them with anyone who would like to see them <3
On August 2, 2012 we lost Sarah at 17 weeks. She was our 8th loss Her pictures can be viewed at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sarahdarrohn
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January 30th, 2009, 09:53 AM
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Well, do you have a greater fear of needles or of medical induction?
You might want to start trying some other natural ways of inducing labor and hopefully he will come before next Friday.
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January 30th, 2009, 09:54 AM
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if you can go thru NCB, then acupuncture is NO BIG DEAL! LOL. It is really pretty painless. I treat lots of kids and they do not even mind it. If you want to try it, let me know and I will give you his info. It seems to work 75% of the time with my patients in 1-2 visits. Mostly one visit. I would not recommend it until closer to 40 weeks though.
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January 30th, 2009, 10:06 AM
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Don't be scared of acupuncture. They are not needles like you think of. They are super, super thin. I couldn't even feel some going in at all, and the ones I did feel weren't painful in any way at all. I've read many success stories of acupuncture inducing labor.
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January 30th, 2009, 10:21 AM
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You can always try putting yourself on bedrest too to help keep the BP down. I always find doctors interesting though. My nomral non-pregnant BP is about 100/70 can even be as low as 90/60, when I am pregnant it goes up and gets to 139/80-something and they never bat an eyelash. That is super high for me! Then your doc sees 14-/90 as high, which it is, but it is still just borderline.

I want to mention too that with Caroleigh I was not dilated at all, baby was still floating and no other signs of labor on a Thursday. I spent every lunchtime walking around the clinic I worked in and going up and down the stairs, she was born at 3 am that Sunday. So having no signs of labor does not mean you will still be pregnant next week!
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January 30th, 2009, 03:32 PM
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docs are really bad at telling you how to prevent things...only how to react to them after they have happened. I would recommend strictly following the brewers diet for the rest of the time, drink lots and lots of water and avoid salt. And bedrest may be a great idea too!
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January 30th, 2009, 10:52 PM
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You can always try putting yourself on bedrest too to help keep the BP down. I always find doctors interesting though. My nomral non-pregnant BP is about 100/70 can even be as low as 90/60, when I am pregnant it goes up and gets to 139/80-something and they never bat an eyelash. That is super high for me! Then your doc sees 14-/90 as high, which it is, but it is still just borderline.

I want to mention too that with Caroleigh I was not dilated at all, baby was still floating and no other signs of labor on a Thursday. I spent every lunchtime walking around the clinic I worked in and going up and down the stairs, she was born at 3 am that Sunday. So having no signs of labor does not mean you will still be pregnant next week![/b]
I would definitely try best rest too to see if it helps. It's good your OB isn't.rushing to induce either. When my blood pressure was 140/90-ish with my son, I was induced (at 37 weeks.. )

Good luck!!!
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