October 23, 2006

PIH not Pre-e

A call from the nurse on Thursday last week relayed the dianosis of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), not pre-eclampsia like the doctor had originally thought. It just means that my blood pressure has gone up without the other symptoms of pre-eclampsia. I'm to continue monitoring my pressure here at home and go into the office if it spikes up or if it's high and accompanied by other symptoms -- headache, pain in abdomen, change in vision, etc.

It's been holding steady at about 130/85. Still high for me but under the values the office considers "high".

My 36 week appointment is on Wednesday and I'll have an ultrasound to check baby's size and position. Keep your fingers crossed for a healthy (but not huge) size and head down!

5 comments:

Kristen said...

I am praying that Butterball has decided to enter this world in the proper direction. :>)

Mandy said...

It wouldn't surprise me that this kid wants to come into the world feet/ass first. LOL

JessandMatt said...

Sending you good thoughts! It's not uncommon these last few weeks to have the PIH. Let us know about the ultrasound. You might feel huge towards the end, but the baby might be a nice size. *fingers crossed*!!

KrisAndRod said...

Can't wait to hear when tomorrow goes like you hope it will. I'm thinking positively for ya! Are you *sure* you don't want to know the gender??? It's not too late!!! j/k (((hugs)))

Sami said...

Hoping for a heads down appropriately sized head, but goodness we don't want huge head... and well a bp that is within the normal ranges and uhmmm yeah no protein in the urine please. Good luck!