I'm morbidly obese, but when not pregnant, my b/p has always been normal. It dropped earlier in pregnancy, but has crept back up and for several appointments was 120/80. I did have one scare, where I was reading 130+/85, but I was seriously stressed out at that appt due to high anxiety over the pregnancy and work stress. I was asked to monitor at home, which I did, with normal results.
My b/p reading was 130/80 at my appt on Friday (which was just for 17p injection). I was also up by pound over the week before (which was up a pound over two weeks before that - so 2 pounds in 3 weeks, though I lost 25 at the beginning, so I'm nowhere near my start weight yet). The nurse asked if I was nervous or stressed out and I said no. Two hours after my appointment she called and said the on-call doctor was happy with my b/p reading and wanted to me recheck it. Since the office was closing, they asked me to monitor at home and call in if it were over 130/90. I checked at home yesterday evening and it was 125/80.
Today all three checks have been 125/75. The nurse didn't mention any other concerns, so I'm a little baffled about the concern here. 130/80 is a little elevated, but my file notes high anxiety and 'white-coat syndrome' - I don't mind them being cautious, given my weight and obstetric history. I know PIH is serious and carried serious potential implications, especially if diagnosed before 20 weeks. I just didn't think a single reading was worth worry. I'm on tons of restrictions, so I can't exercise or do much to control weight gain or b/p outside of diet. I keep reading 140/90 as being the concern point.
Should I be concerned? My next appt with my regular OB is Thursday, so I suppose we'll discuss then.