Kylie
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Kylie asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 8 years ago

I have had high blood pressure for 5 years, if I take my medicine I can't get Preclampsia, right?

I am 34 weeks. I am on blood pressure medicine so as long as I continue taking it and keeping my blood pressure under control, I can't develope "Pregnancy induced hypertension" aka, Preclampsia, right?

What is this "protein in the urine" my OB checks for? Why check for protein in urine if they do the arm cuff to test my blood pressure each appt?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Preeclampsia is more than increased blood pressure, and no, taking your meds won't prevent it. I was on blood pressure medication with my 2nd baby, but I still ended up with protein in my urine. My pre-e was mild, and I was monitored carefully and then induced at 38 weeks with babies #2 and #3.

    More info here...

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH000190...

  • 4 years ago

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