Hi everyone. I go on the Sept 15 board. I am considered high risk because of my high blood pressure. I have been on BP meds (Trandate) since August, but have had high BP since the end of my first pregnancy in late 2011. I also had pre-e with DD1 and had to be induced, then have an emergency c-section. I am just terrified something will happen to me and baby because of my high BP. What if I get pre-e again and it's worse than last time? I know I can't predict, and can just try to be healthy and my DR will monitor me, but it still worries me. To the point sometimes where I think "what if I die? what if I have a stroke?" or what if I have to deliver super early and baby doesn't make it? Ugh... I'm going to mention this to my DR at my next apt, and I'm sure other ppl get nervous about these things, even when they are not high risk. I am trying to not worry about it and just relax, but like last night, I started thinking about it and had a hard time falling asleep. I can't imagine not being able to take care of my kids
Post by ericalee27 on Jan 30, 2015 12:47:36 GMT -5
First, huge hugs!
Second, all of those feelings are totally normal -- I definitely had many of the same thoughts when pregnant with DS2. I did end up developing pre-e again with DS2, earlier than with DS1, which scared the pants off me. BUT -- I knew what I was looking for symptoms-wise and my doctors were already on alert due to my pregnancy with DS1. As soon as symptoms started to appear, as a team, we were on it. I think that's a big plus if you were to develop it again (and hopefully you won't!)
Fingers crossed for you for a healthy 9 months. In the end, I honestly felt like there was nothing I could do to prevent developing it again, so the best thing to do was relax as much as I could and take one day at a time with my subsequent pregnancy.
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