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Help! Just discovered high BP at 4 weeks

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weloveearlysleeptime Mon 17-Oct-16 13:27:25

Ive just found out i am pregnant and been to see my GP. My weight is well within my BMI but my BP is measuring 140ish/110!! She took it 3 times and on 2 different machines so no mistaking it. Im only 4 weeks pregnant and worried what this may mean. The GP has made her referral to the midwife unit at my local hospiyal but asked me to come back next week to get my BP checked again. For what its worth i dont have white coat syndrome. Help! Anyone with experiences of high BP in early pregnancy?

SpeakNoWords Mon 17-Oct-16 13:36:59

Have you had your BP tested recently before you were pregnant? I had high BP throughout both my pregnancies but I had essential hypertension beforehand anyway.

weloveearlysleeptime Mon 17-Oct-16 13:42:24

No i have not. How were your pregnancies managed? Were u put on meds?

SpeakNoWords Mon 17-Oct-16 14:01:06

Yes, I had medication throughout pregnancy to manage my BP, which worked well. There's a few different ones that they can use, if they think it's necessary. They may also transfer you to consultant led care instead of midwife led.

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