I went to my doctors appointment today at nine weeks with my little twins. We were able to determine that they are both healthy and I could hear their little heartbeats, which made me so so happy. The ob that I had to see wasn't my regular ob and didn't really seem like she knew what she was doing, in fact, when she found a heart she was like annnd there's the heart, so I was like uhm, where's the other one? And she hadn't even read enough of my chart to know that they are twins. Of course, we found the other and me and their daddy got all giddy and excited, and the nurse said that I seemed fine other than my morning sickness causing dehydration again. However, this crappy doctor who could barely speak English said that my blood pressure was like 140/87 or something like that and it was higher than last time where it was like 135/68 (guessing, cause iI don't remember the actual exact numbers, but this time was higher by about 20 for the second number and 5-10 for the first) and she said that it seemed high. My problem is that she didn't tell me how to lower it at all. She just mentioned that it's high and that I need a few more blood/urine tests. How can I bring it down? I don't do anything bad like smoke or drink, and I've been taking care of myself as much as I can with the sickness.Answer Question
Answer by feralxat at 10:04 PM on Aug. 29, 2013
Answer by ohwrite at 10:08 PM on Aug. 29, 2013
However, this crappy doctor who could barely speak English
Just because you can't understand their accent, doesn't mean that they can't speak English. I do agree with ohwrite. Eat healthy and avoid foods with a lot of sodium.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:10 PM on Aug. 29, 2013
"She just mentioned that it's high and that I need a few more blood/urine tests." - It is high... so they need to look into it before giving any answers. That's just the way it works sometimes. You should call the office tomorrow and talk to a nurse to get your specific questions answered. There is more info...
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:10 PM on Aug. 29, 2013
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