Hi. I am 34 yrs old and I have had high blood pressure since I was 23 and delivered my 2nd child. With my 1st pregnancy I had I had preeclampsia (toxemia) and delivered her 5 weeks early with my blood pressure being high and fluid and protein count. After I delivered her my bp went back to normal. 2 yrs later I got pregnant with my 2nd child. I was once again diagnosed with toxemia. I had the same symptoms other than my bp was up only 2 times during my visits. After i delivered her it went up and never came back down. I have been on blood pressure meds since. Somebody please tell me they have a similar story and what they learned through their experience. All I have learned is a certain percentage of pregnant women with toxemia end up with high bp. Is this correct?View Thread
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