chronic hypertension

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ebonymama
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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby ebonymama » Mon Sep 07, 2015 04:06 am

Hello all,
old and new welcome.....

i thank you all for you support during my time on here last year and year before.......
Harmony have been keeping me busy so i hardly online so all my online profiles have been starving for attention

well surprise surprise i'm pregnant again au naturale outta nowhere totally unplanned.....even though i was monitoring myself to avoid another pregnancy....

i am begging God for mercy and to spare my life cause this one is another roller coaster....my bp never really settled after Harmony so i entered this pregnancy with existing hypertension....

for now i am only on 1500 mg of methyldopa/aldomet........labetalol is not administered in my country of Trinidad and Tobago located in the caribbean. However, atenonol will be considered....I have entered 14 weeks now which i think is safe to begin the 81mg of aspirin...also calcium ..vitamin D and pregnancy vitamins and so forth...i have done electro and echocardiograms to see how my cardiovascular system is fearing.....


the results next week together with bloodwork.....

i am scared....

but i have God's grace, family, my little one and your people on here to help me through....

look forward for another update on this soon

thanks everyone

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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby ebonymama » Fri Apr 11, 2014 09:59 pm

hey sam,

thanks .....i feel ok....bp hasn't really stabilize as yet......i am due to c family physician by mid next week.....to begin adjusting or adding pills for the pressure that us safe for breast feeding....

currently on nifedipine and atenonol.....

but i know BP will settle down and that it will just take a lil time so i not worrying too much about it.....

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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby sam10 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 08:22 pm

She is beautiful :-)
How are you feeling? Has your BP stabilized at all?
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:32 am

Beautiful!!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w

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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby ebonymama » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:09 am

thanks all for your positive vibes and good cheer....

below is a pic of her minutes after she was born....

gonna try to load new ones as i go along
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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby MomTimesThree » Thu Apr 10, 2014 04:08 pm

Congrats!! I am so thankful to hear of her arrival- what a roller coaster indeed!!
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w

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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby ebonymama » Thu Apr 10, 2014 09:31 am

thanks sam.....

gonna try to load pics as soon as i can....

got some follow up to do with my family physician to get back me bp levels under control.....

kinda was impatient with the public healthcare ....

so we will c how that goes.....

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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby sam10 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 09:37 pm

Congratulations! Welcome baby Harmony. I am so happy for the safe arrival of your baby girl. I hope your pressures will settle soon. Just remember that PE can strike/be an issue for about 6 weeks postpartum. I needed many adjustments (medications and dosages were switched very often) of my medications within the first 3 weeks after my daughter was born. So please keep an eye on your pressures and report back to your doctor. Can't wait to see pictures :-)
MC 3/2009 and 3/2011
H (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
M (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE

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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby ebonymama » Wed Apr 09, 2014 09:20 pm

well finally,

i'm here ....alive and well ....with my lil popo......thank the heavens .....it was a scary roller coaster ride....that ended sweetly.....

babygirl arrived on March 29th after being induced at 37 plus weeks......
was in labour for around 16 hours...now in the caribbean where i live in Trinidad and Tobago...epidurals are not allowed except in the high-end private institutions....so i had to do everything naturally and a c-section was not considered....
however, she came and no tearing or stitches.....

my parents named her Samuella and i named her Harmony...

my pressure levels was elevated throughout the whole process....no meds during delivery .....i had to be given oxygen....

However, had to be given mag sul.....through an IV and also with drips for 24 hours jus about a week after delivery...

methyldopa (aldomet) was discontinued right after delivery (i think that elevated me BP levels cause it had settled for 24 hours after delivery)

nifedipine together with atenonol was introduced....but me BP still is not really settling so my private family physician gonna take over ....bp jus staying at 150/100 ....but other than that .....i'm good... n she is find......

i thank GOD for his mercy and that i am able to come back on here with some good news......

gonna post up pics soon....

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Re: chronic hypertension

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:32 pm

Just wondering how you're doing. Update as you're able.. :)
2008-Our Baby Girl, PTL born too early at 30w6d, Fought so hard... Forever Loved & Missed
2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w


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