i had high bp with my first and wasnt even on medicine. is it pregnancy incuded high blood pressure, or had you been dealing with it before your pregnancy? mine was very, very high. the highest it got was 170/110, i was 9 days til my due date and that was the day they decided to induce. the labor/delivery went smoothly but it took weeks for my bp to go back to normal. i never developed pre-eclampsia though, because there are other factors aside from high bp. intense swelling and protein in the urine are symptoms of pre-eclampsia. while i did have swelling in my hands, face, feet and legs, i didn't have the protein. they just referred to it as "pregnancy induced hypertension". i think if you are on meds you're at a much better chance of not developing Pre-E. good luck to you!
at 11:05 AM on Jan. 19, 2011