I'm 27 weeks and found out about 1.5 weeks ago that my blood pressure is higher than it should be. It's been normal so far through my pregnancy and in the last few weeks has fluctuated between 140/80 to 156/94. As soon as the midwife (who was standing in for my normal midwife while she was on holiday) found out my BP was high she sent me straight to hospital. I had bloods, urine test and a scan done and they ruled our preeclampsia so far - although they said it could still eventuate. Since then i've been to see a midwife twice to have my BP checked - both times it was still high. I've been referred to a clinic at the hospital, which i'm going to next week, plus i'm going for another scan at the hospital next week.
The whole time my normal midwife has been on holiday and I can't seem to get any answers about what is going on - in particular if there's something I can do to help my blood pressure. All i've been told is that I 'may' have to consider leaving work early and delivering my baby early, that I can't travel for work, that I should go to hospital if I get blurry vision or bad headaches (so basically preeclampsia signs) and it's likely my blood pressure will get worse not better before the end of my pregnancy. I don't have any firm understanding of the situation. I tried asking the hospital today when they called me for my appt next week and they just said 'you need the first available appt for your blood pressure' and that was it.
I'm a bit confused about what's going on and am waiting for my midwife to get back as I know she will be able to give me a better picture about what is going on - but until then i'm feeling a bit in the dark! So I was wondering if anyone else has had high blood pressure and what happened - did you have treatment of any kind and did it affect when you left work and gave birth to your baby. Did it also affect how you gave birth? I'm keen for a water birth but that seems unlikely now.