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35 weeks and 2 days pregnant, high blood pressure, afraid of having a preemie?
I'm getting afraid that I'm going to have a preemie. Last Friday, my blood pressure at my OB appointment was 143/88, so mild/borderline gestational hypertension (without protein in my urine, so its not preeclampsia.) It had been like that, gradually getting higher for around a month, but that was the first time that my doctor caught it. I also have had constant pitting edema (where you press in and the mark stays for a long time) and I have had big weight gain jumps, 10-12 lbs every 2 weeks. My blood pressure at home is now up to 150/80-90, so it keeps going up gradually. My OB said even with mild high blood pressure like my reading was, they like to get baby out at 37 weeks, and I'm forced to have a repeat c-section because I had a planned c-section with my first and that means that I'm not allowed to be induced. I'm just afraid that my blood pressure will keep creeping up and not allow me to go 2 more weeks! Any experience with high blood pressure during pregnancy (gestational hypertension,) or any experience having a preemie from this point on-35 weeks and 2 days pregnant through 37 weeks?
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I had severe preeclampsia. So I had to be induced at 35 weeks with both of my boys. My first son had a lot of problems unrelated to being a preemie (he had cleft palate/pierre robin sequence) and my second was healthy. So a baby born after 35 weeks has a great chance.
I feel ya. My previous 2 pregnancies my babies were late and my BP was perfect! I had other lovely issues but BP was great. This time around at about 34 weeks and on my BP was pretty high. They did a series of blood and urine tests. A small amount of protein in my urine but really it was the uric acid they were watching. I also had to do NST (Non Stress Test) every other day in which case everything was fine but that darn BP. At 37 weeks and 2 days my NST was great but again the BP was high and they said they didn't know how much longer my midwife would put up with that. The test was a Sat and I had a doc appointment/check in on Monday. Well I went home and had my usual painful contractions. Since it was my 3rd I had been having painful Braxton Hicks since week 15. I was just told to watch and see if they got worse. That night I woke up from a bad nightmare and realized I was having some pretty painful contractions that were getting worse...long story short I was in labor! Got the hospital at 6AM and I was only 2cm and 80% effaced but for me that was active labor. He was coming. It turned out just fine. Four more hours and 4 min of pushing and he was out. My BP was still high for a few more weeks but then by the next check in it was back to normal. :) The key is to do your NST and all the check-ins. When the doc says to rest, do it! I'm so thankful things turned out the way they did. My BP was so bad that the midwife wanted me to go into labor at 35 weeks lol. Thankfully God had other plans. I will be praying for you. Best of luck and blessings :)
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I had pre eclampsia with my first from 34 weeks i was hospitalized but they didnt induce my bp was 160/110 most days. I had him spontaniously at 38 weeks, the bp medication didnt help. With this pregnancy i have had high bp sense 24 weeks it 150/100 im medicated but its still climbing but there has been no talk of taking the baby early. I really think your dr is being very over cautious. They usually monitor the baby through stress tests and if baby seems fine they will leave it as long as possible


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