Headed in this morning for my 34 week appointment...
I was concerned going in because I seemed to be more bloated than normal, but the last 2 days of heat and humidity hasn't been helping.
Surprisingly, I lost a couple of pounds again. Then the nurse took my pressure...129 over 88...not good again. Doctor stopped in and wanted to know how I was feeling. Thanks to my honesty about the amount of pelvic pressure and cramping I've been feeling, I earned myself an internal exam. The good news, just mushy, no dialation! She left me to rest for about 10 minutes and the nurse came in and rechecked my pressure. Even worse at 136 over 98! She put me on my left side and told me to think about the beach. After another wait, we rechecked the pressure again, back to 128 over 86...not good, but much better than the middle reading!
No protein in the urine saved me from them doing anything else today. Whew!
I have to head in tomorrow morning for my NST, and they will recheck my pressure again. The doctor hinted that if it's up again, she'll have them draw bloodwork there and I might be seeing the end of my "modified" bedrest orders. She also told me to go home and rest more...only getting up to use the bathroom when needed.
Here's hoping tomorrow brings much better pressures!
In other news, we now have a date for meeting the twins! If they don't decide to make their appearance earlier, or my blood pressure doesn't start behaving, we've scheduled my caesarean for July 14th...I'll be almost 39 weeks.
I really want them to bake for at least another 2 weeks, my next goal of 36 weeks...fingers crossed!
Is there anything I can do other than resting, watching my sodium intake, and drinking water to help control my pressure???