Friday, July 23, 2010

Pregnancy Update

37 Weeks

I had my weekly appointment on Wednesday and my blood pressure read higher than normal. Up until this point it's been a-okay. On Wednesday it was 140/90. My doctor isn't immediately concerned but I can't help but be! I developed pre-eclampsia around this time with Philip and while it's supposedly very rare to get it a second time, I'm still worried. My doctor told me to take it easy and to call if I develop any sudden extreme swelling. So far though I haven't had any abnormal swelling which has been a welcomed change from my last pregnancy! I still have ankles at 37 weeks pregnant--can't complain about that!

I read online that gestational hypertension (high blood pressure) is characterized by blood pressure readings of over 140/90 so I'm right on the borderline. Pre-eclampsia isn't diagnosed unless readings are over 140/90 and there is protein in the urine, which is an indication that something is going on in the kidneys. If I were to develop pre-eclampsia again, A's cozy stay in the womb would surely be cut short. Although at this point I'm not so sure I'd complain about that one bit seeing that as of today I am carrying around a full term baby (yay!!).

So I go back to the doctor's office on Thursday for my weekly check up and to see how my BP is looking. I'll also have another internal exam to check for any signs that A has any plans of evacuating any time soon. Wish us luck!

3 comments:

  1. So sorry about your blood pressure!!! I'll be praying for you and baby :0)

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  2. Sorry to hear about the BP. I will say some prayers for you!

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