Has anyone else experienced fluctuating blood pressure? Mine has been spiking and dropping over the last few days and it is making me feel awful. The highest it has ever spiked is 146/90 and the lowest it has ever dropped in 116/58. I have no swelling and the protein tests continue to come back negative, even the 24 hour protein test.
My doctor is on vacation this week and his nurse said it could be due to dehydration. Over the last few weeks I have upped my water intake to around 80oz a day. It seems like all I am doing is drinking and going to the bathroom. By noon today I had drank almost 40oz of water and 16 oz of a Powerade (which the nurse told me to include in my daily intake) and I still feel badly.
Any ideas as to what might be causing this or how to deal with it?View Thread
Sounds like normal end of pregnancy symptoms to me. The baby is getting bigger and causing more pressure, which can be very painful at times. Before going to bed try taking a warm shower. Ask your doctor about any stretches you might be able to do to help ease some of the pain. Also, try going to see a chiropractor.View Thread
Is the baby measuring small or just your uterus? The external measurement can vary depending on how the baby is positioned (I was measuring two weeks ahead because the baby was breech and now that the baby is head down I am measuring right on.) so if that is what you are going by, know that it most likely a normal reason for the discrepancy.View Thread