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Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:42 pm
by mrss
I was allowed to run pretty high this last time--160/100 (or maybe it was 160/110--things get lost in the new baby haze) because my pressures were slightly higher than normal during the entire pregnancy, even though I don't have chronic hypertension. IV labetalol worked quite well for me the first time we used it. When my pressures got really high (210/110) and wouldn't come down with IV Labetalol, my OB delivered. It was just at that point I was developing clonus. I hope you are able to stay pregnant for a while longer.

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 07:27 pm
by korie
Yes I do have hypertension outside of pregnancy, but not this bad usually. I take some medication, but much less than now. My BP did stay more stable today 145/90s most of the day. I did decide to go in and have an NST and baby was good. They gave me a steriod shot while I was there. Not sure that it matters at this point, but I have it now. I go in tomorrow for a second one and Tuesday is my BPP, labs and another NST.

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 07:22 pm
by Guest
Sorry to hear your bps are so high even on meds!! Do you have chronic hypertension? My understanding is that women with chronic htn are allowed to run higher - but 170/120 still makes not-a-doc-me cringe. I don't know what they'll do if your bps stayed uncontrolled at that level. I can speculate that they could keep you in the hospital on magnesium sulfate to help prevent stroke. I'll be thinking of you. Hang in there!

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 06:52 am
by blythe
Sorry to hear your bps are so high even on meds!! Do you have chronic hypertension? My understanding is that women with chronic htn are allowed to run higher - but 170/120 still makes not-a-doc-me cringe. I don't know what they'll do if your bps stayed uncontrolled at that level. I can speculate that they could keep you in the hospital on magnesium sulfate to help prevent stroke. I'll be thinking of you. Hang in there!

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:43 pm
by sam10
Your BP still seems high to me. I think it is a good idea to go to L&D tomorrow and get checked. If something feels not right, please don't hesitate to go in sooner though.

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:29 pm
by korie
I have to echo Sam. I would head to L&D I am no doctor but 170/120 call in numbers seem very very high! Your numbers are high enough as it is especially on medication. Please keep us posted! Are you on bed rest with those numbers?

I am suppose to be resting more, but that hasn't happened much. I have a 4 year old and 2 year old and DH works long hours 6 days a week. I have appts 2 days a week and pretty much use all my favors up to get the kids watched on those days. It is not easy. I have taken it exceptionally easy today though, sitting most of the day. Plan to do the same tomorrow. i wish I had some other options.

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:26 pm
by korie
thanks ladies, I agree it seemed a little high and I am not sure why that was the number she picked. I do plan to head in to L&D tomorrow to get an NST and maybe have a urine test done. I haven't had any protein yet but my swelling and high BPs started after my last labs. She did tell me to take one extra labetalol (300 mg over max dose allowed) with my PM dose and it seemed to help. I got my BP down to 145 over 103, that is where it is right now. I have to take 1 less in the am now though. I am really happy it dropped some, not expecting that to happen. You just can never know what is going to happen it seems. I am watching it closely though and will not hesitate to head in if I feel like there are any problems. Baby has been kicking lots tonight so she is still happy in there.

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:26 pm
by RogueFemale
I agree! Waiting until 170/120 seems . . . wow. I am so sorry you are going through this. NICU is no fun, especially if it's not close by. Just keep your eyes on the prize!

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 09:36 pm
by l412angel
I have to echo Sam. I would head to L&D I am no doctor but 170/120 call in numbers seem very very high! Your numbers are high enough as it is especially on medication. Please keep us posted! Are you on bed rest with those numbers?

Re: Possibly delivering soon

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 06:59 pm
by sam10
Your pressures seem high to me. If I were you I'd probably go to L&D tomorrow or sooner if they do not come down.
I have not heard of diuretics being prescribed anymore. As far as I know (buy I am not a doctor) these might make things worse as they can contribute to all kinds of fetal and maternal effects (e.g. fetal growth retardation, electrolyte disturbances, etc).
If you don't feel well, please don't hesitate to head into L&D.