â¥âªMeganâ«â¥ - posted on 03/16/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )
Yes, I know I should ask a doctor as well, and I am doing that next week. But I figure I can shoot this to the crowd and see what I get.
So to give you all a background I am genetically predisposed to prehypertension. When I was in my 3rd trimester with my 2nd daughter last year my OBGYN suggested I have NSTs (non stress tests) once a week because all through my pregnancy my diastolic (low number) was 100 or more even at rest. I had to have my baby 2 weeks early because my diastolic was at 104 at rest and during my labour it went to 220 and I nearly had a stroke delivering my baby.
Well it's been a year and I've lost 50lbs since giving birth (usually part of the issue with high BP is weight, but not so in my case) and I've been eatting healthy (also part of high BP but again not in my case) I checked my BP at my MILs last week and my low number was 101 at REST again!
Now I'm hoping it's because she hasn't had the BP monitor calibrated (my grandma has her own monitor and she takes it to her dr once a month to get it calibrated so I knew when I had it taken there it was accurate) and not something fun like my thyroid acting up again (it's been so good since I've been breastfeeding and on low hormone birth control!) But still I'm open to suggestions.