Sunday, December 23, 2007

Blood Pressure Scare

I went in for my 37.5 week appointment expecting it to go smoothly like all my other appointments have. Well, everything looked great exept my blood pressure was really high. It is normally something like 120/65 and this time it was 142/92. So, I had to go home and pretty much be on bedrest for the rest of the day and the following day until 2:30pm when I had another appointment scheduled to check my blood pressure. Luckily, my blood pressure had gone down to 146/74 (it's the bottom number they were concerned about). If it had been high again, they would have sent me for overnight observation. So, I have to continue to take it easy, but I don't have to be on bedrest.

The good news is that she also checked to see if I was progressing at all and I was 2-3 cm dilated and 80% effaced. I know I could stay at that for a while but at least I know that something is happening down there.
My next appointment is the day after Christmas (I don't think I want to see my weight at this appointment) and hopefully everything continues to go well.