Any mommies with pre-eclampsia

Mary Lynn - posted on 03/23/2010 ( 57 moms have responded )

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Any mommies with preemies due to pre-eclampsia?

My son was born at 34 weeks and 6 days via emergency C-section because my blood pressure was so high.

Did you have any issues with your blood pressure after birth?

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Terri - posted on 07/12/2011

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I had eclampsia with seizures in 1973 with my first birth at age 18. My daughter was only a few weeks early and 5.5 lbs., and her health has been good. I lost 47 lbs by the second day post partum! My doctors weren't listening when I told them that I was not overeating, I was swollen. I showed up in ED with NO vision, n & v, and seizures. I have had problems with water retention my entire life, I am now 56 years old. It is worse now with menopause- but otherwise I have had no blood pressure issues and did not have similiar problems with my next 3 pregnancies, but I strictly limited my sodium intake and continue to do so.

Lisa - posted on 10/03/2012

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I am thirty four weeks and my bp is raised I have swelling of the ankles and fingers and protein in my wee. My consultant told me I am borderline pre eclampsia and I also have SPD. Just wondered if anyone else has had these symptoms and if so what happened thanks xx

Christine - posted on 07/30/2012

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Hi Mary,I had pre-eclampsia my kids except two of them. My 1st daughter (age 20) born 32 weeks 3lbs and 2oz,2nd daughter (age 16 )now born 4lbs 4lbs 33 weeks only have asthma, blood pressure shot to the roof and had my son 4th child at 27 weeks weight 2lbs 1oz,with no C-sections and he is doing find 12 yrs old now.No,blood pressure issues afterwards.

Destiny - posted on 10/03/2013

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I had pre eclampsia after birth and my doctor said that i didnt have it but my whole body was swollen after having a c section for a whole week then i had 4 seizures, has this happened to anyone else?

Liz - posted on 11/29/2011

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I had severe pre-eclampsia and delivered by emergency c-section. My daughter was 9 weeks early (2lbs 4oz). I had issues with my blood pressure for about a month after then it all went back to normal.

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Kristie Nicole - posted on 12/26/2013

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I am three months pp and still have a little high blood pressure still on meds to never was diagnosed with anything I just know after i had my son it got worse like 180/130 and my vision was blurred idk if it will ever go away and I have no answers as to what happend :-\ I am 24 went in to my 38 week check up and was addmited because it was 150/104

Fran - posted on 10/10/2013

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My son was born at 26 weeks due to pre eclampsia weighing 1lbs 6 oz I had a big collapse 6 hours after section and they couldnt get my blood pressure back down. Dont want ti sound dramtic but I nearly died. 8 years later I have a healthy but small son and I still take bp medication every day. It didnt stop.me havjng a second son three years ago born at 39 weeks. I took my medication religiously through the pregnancy and was fine.

Shannon - posted on 07/28/2012

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I had my daughter at 34 weeks due to pre-e as well as she wasn't growing anynore she was 3lbs 7ozs... I hemorraged right after and my BP went back to normal... Had no complications with BP after but my placenta ruptured as they had to get her out fast... From what I was told normally its aout a month after before you go back to normal

Aurora - posted on 07/19/2012

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I had pre-eclampsia during my pregnancy, i was diagnosed at 27 weeks i had my son 9 weeks and 2 days early he weighed 3lbs. 7oz. and didnt come home with us for 7 weeks and 3 days. After i had my son i was on 2 blood pressure medications (one once a day the other twice a day) for 6 weeks and they weened me off of them, my son is 5 1/2 monthes old now and my blood pressure is still normal, but i still watch it, ive heard once you have trouble with it you always will if you dont take care of yourself.

Danna - posted on 07/13/2012

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Hi Mary Lynn,

My son was born this year on April 6, well he was taken from me via C section due to pre-eclampsia. I was only 30 weeks and the pressure stunted his growth. He weighed only 1 pound 8 ounces at birth. Very small and fragile. He is now three months old and doing much better. He weighs six pounds now. My pressure went down like a month after the surgery. I check my pressure from time to time and I must say it has disappeared completely. But I have been informed by my doctor to check it from time to time.

Monique - posted on 04/02/2012

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@Jessica Hall - What does your diet consist of? And exercise?

I would like to start preparing for TTC but since I had severe Pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome, I want to be sure I do everything in my power to minimize my chances of having a repeat PE.

Amy - posted on 01/28/2012

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I had to be on blood pressure meds for a couple of weeks after the birth of my daughter. It can take up to like eight weeks for your bp to return to normal. But don't worry, it will eventually.

Pamela - posted on 10/06/2011

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hi. my son was born almost 32 wks and 4 days. he was 3 lbs when he was born. i also had a c-section. i also had pre-eclampsia. i was in the hospital for maybe 3 mos before i had him and bed rest before that. i had to stop working.

Lori - posted on 10/06/2011

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I did.... i always had high blood pressure. My baby was born at 32 weeks 2.5 lbs.
and i still have high blood pressure..

Teresa - posted on 04/24/2010

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same here my baby was born at 34 weeks! My blood pressure was 186/124 when I went in then after the doctore tried to maitain it for a few days my levels were rising so high they had to take my daughter by emergency c-section, but after i was released from the hospital 3 days later my blood pressure was back to normal

Megan - posted on 04/14/2010

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I had my son at 36 weeks due to pre-e. I had gone to the hospital for a routine sonogram. and was admited becuase my blood pressure was so high. After I gave birth (naturally) I was not allowed out of bed for 3 days because of being on Magneisum (spelling??). The doctors were worried I was going to have a seziure or stroke. The mag makes your vision blury, headachs and very overheated. Kayden is now three months and I'm still taking blood pressure meds. I never had any blood pressure issues my entire pregnancy till that day. I'm hoping I don't have to deal with this forever!!

Sarah - posted on 04/13/2010

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My daughter was delivered by Emergency C-section at 32 weeks. She was 3lbs. 6 oz. My blood pressure was super high and they were worried that might have a stoke or seizure.
I was on blood pressure meds for a couples months and was going to see the Cardiologist for about 6 months.

Anna - posted on 04/13/2010

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I had severe PE which caused me to go into preterm labor at 31wks. My BP went down after a few days after having him.

Alexandra - posted on 04/13/2010

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My son was born 14 weeks early via C/S because I had severe pre-eclampsia and thyroidtoxicosis. I had a loss of all the amniotic fluid and I had pulmonary edema. The protein in the urine was above 500. I need 3 blood transfusion. I'm still working on my blood pressure, and my baby is 3 1/2 months old.

Tabitha - posted on 04/07/2010

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My youngest daughter was born at 34 weeks cause of me having preeclampsia. My OBGYN sent me to sl.louis cause I got so bad and she said that she couldn't deliver me unless I was 36 weeks and up. I just turned 34 weeks. Preecalmpsia got so bad with high blood pressure and fluid. The fluid had went to my head and cause me to have a bad headache in which no medicine that the doctor gave me for my headache would help until they induced me and I had my baby girl. She weighed 4 pounds. It was really scarely. She was in the Nicu for 11 days and it was so hard for me to go home without her but I had too. the nurses says that you can come to see her anytime but sometime stay home to get rest. To this day I still sometime have swollen feet and get high blood pressure. Now, My daughter will be one in June and she doesn't act like she was preterm or a preemie except she is still tiny.

Adeline - posted on 04/06/2010

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Son was born at 29wks (just 815gsm and 33cm) due to high blood pressure and low water and blood supply.

My blood pressure returned to normal 2 weeks after my birth.

p/s : He is a happy cheerful 4 years old now...still very small size, just 3% percentile on the chart.

Kat - posted on 04/06/2010

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my son was born at 32wks due to my blood pressure, it was 166/122. apparently i was on verge of having a stroke, it was a scary time, my son was 3lb1oz, or 1452g.

Adrien - posted on 04/05/2010

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my son was born 5 weeks early because my blood pressure was high so they had to do an emergency c section i gained 9 lbs of fluid within 4 days

Adriane - posted on 04/05/2010

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My son was born at 26 weeks via emergency C-Section due to HELP which is in part due to pre-eclampsia.... my body was rejecting him like a transplant patient would reject the new organs.... I have had issues with my blood pressure since then, but nothing that can't be controlled with diet and medications. Keep talking to your doc about it... and if you're really concerned, get a machine from your local drugstore and keep a log of it 3-4 times a day for a couple weeks.. it's always better to be safe in these instances, you want to be at your best to keep up with your son! Good luck to you.

Kim - posted on 04/04/2010

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I developed pre-e at 27 weeks and after being hospitalized for 5 days, delivered our daughter via c-section when she turned 28 weeks. She weighed 1 lb, 14 oz. Following her birthday my bp returned to within normal limits in about 3 weeks, although since then it's been bordering on the high side, but not high enough for meds. Good luck!

Jess - posted on 04/04/2010

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I had pre-eclampsia and I was induced at 35 weeks. Afterwards, I decided to looking into pre-eclampsia because people I spoke to had no idea what it was. I was horrified to find out that about 75,000 women and 500,000 babies die every year from this condition. Now I'm not sure exactly how crediable the information is, but its really hard to find good and easy to understand info. I know there are people working on a cure for this condition, but I don't think their is enough public awareness. It would be a great day to say that I had Pre-eclampsia and not have anyone gasp and then say oh so what is that ?

Pam - posted on 04/03/2010

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My daughter had pre-eclampsia and had my granddaughter at 27 weeks. They had been transported to Chapel Hill, NC because they were afraid they both were having heart problems and the pediatric cardiologist was there. Turned out their hearts were OK, but she delivered a couple hours after getting there-the 4 hour trip by ambulance was not fun... They thought my daughter was going to stroke out as her pressure was over 200 at some points, the headaches were very severe. They tried to give her medication which made her pass out-after the first time it happened the nurse tried to stop the dr from giving the same medication but he wouldn't listen-he about freaked when she passed out withing seconds-took longer to revive her the second and third time it happened too... She should always be taking her bp medicine (although when she can't afford it she doesn't), she's also on anti-anxiety medicine that she should also always be on.. Dr.s told her not to get pregnant again as it could cost her to die... don't know if that's strictly true, but she's not taking that chance-two for her was enough. Her first child was very normal and came when she was supposed to weighing over 8lbs; her preemie ws 1lb 5oz and 12in. long...

Pamela - posted on 04/03/2010

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I had pre-eclampsia in 1986 and had my daughter at 30 weeks, 3lb. My blood pressure went back to normal after a bit I was told I would never have it again. In 1993 I had it much worse fron 17 weeks and was admitted at 18 weeks having my 3rd daughter at 29 weeks and 2lb. My blood pressure still has its moments.

Jessica - posted on 04/02/2010

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I had pre-eclampsia with HELLP. They had to do a emergency c-section due to I had 4plus protein in my urine, my blood pressure was very high and they thought I would have a stroke. My daughter was born 10 weeks early, she weighed 3lbs. After the birth, I was in the ICU for 5 days and my daughter was in the NICU for 7 weeks. I now have great blood pressure, but I have to eat perfect and exercise everyday. My daughter is 3 and it has taken me 2 years to get my blood pressure perfect. I hope this information helps. My doctor was great help. I know that I hated taken the blood pressure medication it caused me to have severe drowsiness.

Cindy - posted on 04/02/2010

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I had H.E.L.L.P syndrome which is a form of pre-eclampsia. My twins were born at 26 weeks via emergency c-section due to the blood pressure etc. They kept me on blood pressure meds for about 6months after their birth due to the stress level of having 2 babies in NICU for 5months. I have had to keep a close eye on my blood pressure since then and I was told by a specialist that due to the H.E.L.L.P syndrome that I will most likely have future problems with blood pressure so to always keep a close eye on it.

Rebecca - posted on 04/02/2010

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My daughter was born at 34 weeks by emergency c-section because of pre-eclampsia as well. She is now 14 months old any my pressure is only under control because of medication that I will be on for the rest of my life. Before my pregnancy I never had any issues with my bp but now I'll have it forever I think...

Alyssa - posted on 04/02/2010

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My daughter was born at 36 weeks bcuz I developed pre-eclampsia..I did still suffer from high blood pressure for about a month or so after delivery and was put on high blood pressure medication also my hemoglobin went slightly low..but now 5 months later things are back to normal

Kris - posted on 04/01/2010

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My daughter was born at 28 weeks via emergency C-section & it did take a little while to get my blood pressure completely back to normal. However, my Mom has been on blood pressure meds since I was very young, so I am prone to blood pressure issues & my Dr. was concerned that I would end up like my Mom. My daughter will turn 18 in June & thankfully I have never had any more real problems with my BP.

Sharon - posted on 04/01/2010

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i had my daughter at 34 weeks due to severe Elcampsia, i had 3 seizures, lost my vision, very high blood pressure, protein, swelling, , took about a year for my blood pressure to go back to normal, even now nearly 3 years later its still all over the place, still have trouble with Kidneys too.

Kelly - posted on 04/01/2010

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thankfully i came through my c-section with a clean bill of health only to be told if we hadnt gone for the scan and appointment that found the high blood pressure both me and my son would of been dead within five hours. i had my appointment at 3:30 pm and he was delivered within less than 3 hours. i was only 28 weeks gone but knew b4 they actually told me what it was they'd found. i thank the gods that i was in the same hospital i was born in. i was a 29 weeker, 29 years ago and without them niether me nor my son would be here. i owe them for both our lives and will forever be grateful.

Veronica - posted on 03/31/2010

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My son was born at 32 weeks cause of my pre-eclampsia. I had border line high blood pressure before my son. But skyrocket when I got pregnant, but after he was born it did go back down some. Did you have issues with blood pressure before your son??

Melissa - posted on 03/31/2010

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I had pre-eclamsia with both of my sons, but it was worse with the second and I had to be induced at 33 weeks. He weighed 5 lbs. 1 oz. My first son was born at 34 weeks and weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz. They are now 6 and 3 and are doing great. I am also doing well and have not had any high blood pressure issues since their births.

Jaime - posted on 03/31/2010

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Yes. I had preeclampsia. I held out until 28 weeks before I allowed them to deliver my daughter by c-section.

14 years later, I still have the hypertension for which I am on medication for. They tell you that the high bp will go away after delivery but it does not for everyone.

I also have other problems related to my organs because of the continued elevated blood pressure. I developed diabetes because of damage to my pancreas. My kidneys and liver seem ok for now. I was diagnosed with a post partum cardiac myopathy. I went into Congestive Heart Failure after delivery. So, what I'm saying is that post partum, everyone has different experiences.

Good luck!

Treena - posted on 03/30/2010

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my last two children were both prem due to pre-eclamsia, my son was 8 weeks early, and my daughter 5 weeks early. they are both at college now, 15&13 years old. i wasnt allowed out of bed after my son for nearly 2 days because of my blood pressure, i found it very hard to bond with him because of this.

Jennifer - posted on 03/30/2010

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with my daughter i had pre-eclampsia and had to take meds for my bf for almost a year afterwards. i had her at 35 weeks and was induced, had her natural.

Kristina - posted on 03/30/2010

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My son was born at 29 weeks and 4 days because of pre-eclampsia, emergency c section. My BP was 222/150. I went to the hospital because one eye was blurry. It took a while to get back to normal, but I didn't notice because my guy was in the NICU and I was worried about that. I'm still on meds but I had high-ish BP before I got pregnant. Now we're going to get pregnant again and I must say, I'm a little terrified.

Carol - posted on 03/30/2010

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My daughter Isla was born via c-section too due to pre-eclampsia at 28 weeks.She was 2lb 2oz(1 kilo,bag of sugar)My urine had too much protein and my hands and feet were swollen.My blood pressure was up but wasnt too bad but baby wasnt moving much so she had to be born.My blood pressure wasnt too high after i had her

Emmeline - posted on 03/30/2010

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I had a sudden severe case of pre-eclamspia and toxemia. My liver was swollen and my kidneys shut down. After my near death emergency c-section, I saw my son two days later. He was 2.5 pounds. My blood pressure was fine after a month of meds. Take it easy. Make people help you whether you think you can handle it or not. Focus of breastfeeding and bonding with your child rather than how scary is was getting him/her here. You just had major surgery and you will be exausted from the recovery for the next two months. It's not a quick recovery like a vag birth and dont let anyone make you feel lazy. You need your rest to be a good mommie. Good luck!

Tena - posted on 03/30/2010

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I was induced with both of my younger children due to pre-e. I had my daughter at 33 wks and my son at 35. My blood pressure went back to normal after the emerg c-section with my son (turned severe after being induced with him) but it still is not normal and I am on meds since my c-section with my daughter. I had pre-e with my oldest as well but it was mild and he was delivered full term vaginally

Bethany - posted on 03/29/2010

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I was induced for both of my children due to pre-e. I had my daughter at 36 wks and my son at 34. My blood pressure is normal now but it took about a month after each of my births for it to come down.

Louise - posted on 03/29/2010

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My first son was born at 29 weeks 5 days weighing 2lb 13oz due to me having Pre-eclampsia and HELLP and had to have a C-section under a general. My Blood pressure and liver function took months before they were considered normal again. In my second pregnancy I again had blood pressure issues but not until the much later and all has been good since. It is important to keep an eye on things with your Dr.

Sara - posted on 03/29/2010

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I had pre-eclampsia with both of my pregnancy. I had an emergency c-section with my daughter when i was 30 weeks. she was born 3lbs.11oz. I also had an emergency c-section with my son too. I had him at 32 weeks but he was 6lbs.7oz. my blood pressure was sky high and i have type 1 diabetes so my blood sugar was high too. My blood pressure went down after about a week but i still had to take meds for it for about 6 weeks.

Emily - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter was born at 30 weeks due to pre-e. My blood pressure stayed high for about a month after birth. Then I was able to wean off the medication.

Angela - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi
I had severe neurological pre-eclampsia, I went into kidney, liver and lung failure and they were worried I would have a stroke. I had to deliver our son at 24 weeks and 4 days gestation. After the delivery my blood pressure would not come down and I ended in ICU for four days as they thought I may have a stroke, or brain bleed. My blood pressure began to come down at day four but didnt return to normal for around 6 weeks.. My blood pressure is still normal BUT for me it is higher than what i was before PE. They do say any woman that have had PE can end up with blood pressure issues, cardiovascular issues and thyroid problems later in life and should get regular blood tests etc.
Angela

Luisana - posted on 03/25/2010

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I had an emergency c-section at 33 weeks due to severe preeclampsia. I had kidney problems after deliver (OK after about 1 week) due to the dramatic drop in bp during the delivery. My bp then went up and stayed high for about a month after (on meds for that month). Everything is OK now.

Theresa - posted on 03/25/2010

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I took my twins to 34 weeks after a preterm labor scare at 26 weeks. I finally delivered them emergency c-section because I became eclamptic and I seized in the OR as they were prepping me for surgery. I still have issues with my blood pressure even now. My boys will be 2 at the end of May and I still have my days where I stand up and my whole world seems to spin, the pressure in my head makes me crazy and I really have to watch my diet and stress levels. Make sure you and your doctor stay on top of it, you may have to turn to medication..... good luck!

Renee - posted on 03/25/2010

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My son was born at 24w/5d due to my pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. I was on BP meds for about a month after having him. Now no BP problems, but problems getting pregnant!! uggh!

Emma - posted on 03/24/2010

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My first child was born at 35 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome (a complication of pre-eclampsia. She weighed 5'11, that was 2 years ago on the 3rd April. I remember on admission to hospital my bp was 210/190 or something like that and I went from high bp to low bp and passed out just after I gave birth, it was hell!! My bp stayed high for awhile but after a few days it was back to normal which is generally the case.

Mary Lynn - posted on 03/24/2010

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It took a couple months for my blood pressure to get back to normal, but I find that I am more sensitive to medications now... Some medicines will make my blood pressure go up and down.

Delaney - posted on 03/23/2010

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i had some issues after delivery. same headaches that didnt really fade for about a month. are you having issues now? you should be checking your blood pressure with a monitor. it takes some women a while longer to get pre-e out of there system. google "preeclampsia after bith" and check it out

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