Has anyone dealt with postpartum pre-eclampsia?

Has anyone dealt with postpartum preeclampsia? Mine was so severe I had to be hospitalized four days again after being sent home with my newborn daughter. My blood pressure is still all over the place despite being on two medications. I’m worried because it has been almost four months and not much has changed. I’d love to hear other experiences with postpartum preeclampsia and tips!


My little boy is 19 months and I’m still suffering with very high blood pressure and also now I have daily migraines but doctors arent concerned and just keep passing me from post to pillar.

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Yes! Scariest time of my life! I could feel something was wrong with my body, and my blood pressure was insanely high. Doctors kept telling me I was having anxiety. After 4 emergency room visits they did a urine culture which showed I had protein. They admitted me in the hospital for 2 nights. I also was having a very low pulse (30’s) that they could not explain. I had one ER doctor tell me I could be having heart failure, which made me even more upset. I had an echocardiogram done while admitted to find nothing. They could not explain the low pulse. But I was on blood pressure medications for a few months after having my daughter. Now I’m currently 39 weeks pregnant and just today and my urine is now showing protein. I’m now scheduled to go in to start induction Wednesday night.

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Yup…had it thru my whole pregnancy …2days before me schedule delivery they wanna be worried about it… the whole time they didn’t nothing for me…

I thought I had it but it actually turned out to be a UTI that was making my bp go crazy

Had pre hypertension before pregnancy, and preeclampsia with my son…and after i have hypertension…it never resolved.

Be healed from this disease in the name of Jesus Amen

Had postpartum eclampsia with both my boys. The first time they never caught it. Was on the way to the er when i had a seizure in the back seat of my husbands car. Had two more in the emergency room. They put me in an induced coma as they couldnt get my BP under control and some organs were shutting down. 3 days in ICU before i woke up. Ending up being on BP medicationa for a month. After the birth of my second son they monitored me more closely. Again was in ICU for a magnesium drip until my BP was stable but was off my BP meds by my 6 week check up. I did end up having anxiety/panic attacks after my second which did spike my BP. Its scary. Hang in there mama! It will work out

Yes, I had post partum eclampsia. I didn’t have to be hospitalized for it. After my son was born. But I had to see a heart specialist. Than a kidney specialist. My body wouldn’t expel the extra fluid that it retained during pregnancy. Once I saw the kidney specialist she prescribed pills to get rid of the water weight. I lost 20 lbs of water weight. I was advised that the water retention could return. Later my body got rid of the other 20.

My son was just shy of being 2. I discovered I had breast cancer.

I dealt with hypertension the entire time during my pregnancy. I actually had it both times but my second one was worse. I was dealing with it even after my baby. I was put on higher dose of the blood pressure medicine I had been taking. I invested in a blood pressure cuff so I can keep an eye on it and I’ve actually been able to wean myself off of the medication to a low dose. I drank a ton of water, watched what I ate, and tried to sleep as much as possible. If you feel the doctors aren’t taking you seriously get another doctor to look into it. High blood pressure isn’t something to mess around with.

Talk to your doctor about your meds. They may need to change it.

I had congestive heart failure and post partum eclampsia. My blood pressure was 198/100. My right side hurt so bad I couldn’t stand up because it felt like everything inside me was ripping apart. I was hospitalized overnight from it two weeks after I had my daughter. I was on pain meds and blood pressure meds. What helped me was laying on my left side with my feet propped up. Taking my meds. Drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet.

Eclampsia can sometimes take months to resolve. I had to be on blood pressure medication for 6 mo after my son was born

I’m currently dealing with this. I delivered last Monday and on tuesday my bp started to suddenly spike. They weren’t sure they were going to release me but they decided to on christmas. They didnt do a magnesium drip because they said it didnt seem to be so bad. I was put on labetalol 2x a day and had to follow up 2 days later. At that appt my bp was the highest it’s ever been. Even being on the meds. It hasn’t come down. I just called the dr to see if they want to raise my meds. Its very scary.

I had my son three weeks early due to this and then still am struggling with my BP but I do not want to go on medication so healthy eating and exercise

I was put on a magnesium drip for 24 hours after I gave birth. My bp went down and didnt need any medication when I was sent home.

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They say I have high blood pressure but every time it gets checked it’s normal, I have some propananol or something like that but afraid to use it since my blood pressure isn’t high

I had it with this last pregnancy. I did a major diet shift as well as two different blood pressure meds, and cut all caffeine

I had HELLP and it took six months for everything to stabilize.

talk to your doctor about your meds. But also be conscious of what your eating and how much water you’re drinking. Diet goes a long way to helping your body heal :slightly_smiling_face:

What meds did they put you on? First time I had preeclampsia they had me on labetol (spelling) second time I was on norvasc. Was hospitalized both times after delivery.

Had it and after lots of meds and tests, discovered I have SVT. With correct medication I have since recovered, with the exception of a few episodes now and then.

I had it as well. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to go on any medication after my week long hospital stay because my blood pressure slowly, but surely returned to normal.

I am aware of someone who has had this and it was a lengthy recovery. They said her age and also heavier weight were contributing towards it. She immediately began eating well and doing light exercise and with that lost weight. She also began doing things to help focus her mind off not feeling well, attending baby groups etc. This I guess reduced her anxiety of not being well also reducing her blood pressure when her mind was focused else where. Anyway, 6 months following birth she is very well.

Me​:raising_hand_woman:t3::raising_hand_woman:t3: with both my girls. Had to stop breastfeeding both to get on proper medication. Was hospitalized for a week after my first and for like 4 days after my second. Took over a year after the first for it to normalize. Second baby is going to be a year in a couple weeks and I’m still on the meds. If you have any questions PM me!

Mine took about a year to go back to normal. Even on medication it would bounce around a lot.

I did back in June a few days after my daughter was born. Was hospitalized for 2 days with one of those day I had to get a magnesium drip for 24 hours. Still wouldn’t go down so had to be put on blood pressure medicine but its back to normal now.

3 yrs pp. had HELLP syndrome. Last time I checked my bp (1 week ago) 179/114 :sweat_smile: no one will help because there is no “source” for my high bp, I’m otherwise completely healthy! :woman_shrugging:

Yes, I had it 4 months postpartum. I believe it can last until 6mo. PP.

I had the same problem one year later still on medication

Mine took like a good year to get back down

I still have it 2 months postpartum! I actually had asked my dr to look more into it before I ever had my daughter and the dr that delivered me was pissed and was like how could they miss this !!? I was released from the hospital 8 days after when I could’ve went home the next day​:woman_facepalming: I’m also on medication still. Slightly has gotten better but it’s noticeably still there. Stay strong and don’t let the drs brush it off ! Praying for you girl :crossed_fingers:

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I have. My daughter was delivered 5 weeks early because of pre-eclampsia. 2 days later I went into heart failure from fluid build up and high blood pressure. ER doctor told me I was the worst case he had ever seen told me I would of died in 2 hours if I hadn’t came into the ER. And couldn’t believe I was even still breathing on my own because of all the fluid built up in my chest. I was admitted, had a ct scan and echocardiogram. Put on oxygen, and given lasix through an iv. I was in for 4 days then sent home on bp meds and lasix. After about 3 weeks every thing was back to normal and was taken off all meds. They just watched my bp and had a couple echocardiograms done while I was pregnant with my second.

Watch your sodium intake closely.

I never had it but I’m going to tell you know your body better than the doctors do if I do something you don’t like please speak up

I was preeclamptic for 3 weeks after delivering my first. She was already early, total time spent in the hospital was 10 days, 3 days in induced labor, a week afterwards. I had to keep taking blood pressure medication for a couple weeks afterwards. I finally stopped when my blood pressure normalized, but dropped too low becuase I was never told when to stop.
So after a few weeks, I passed out in the bathroom and was told at my appointment the next day to stop taking them.

🙋 7 weeks pp i had preclampsia so bad i delivered at 33 weeks because they couldnt get it down hospitalized for 3 days delivered with magnesium drip and BP 210/100 something stayed in the hospital for 7 days went back after being out 1 day they wanted me back on magnesium and I nixed that hard my baby was in NICU and i wouldnt have been able to see him. I am on two meds now still not controlled bottpm number always over 100 top is highish but not too bad. Still working on adjusting meds

Brittany Leigh Ludovice

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I had HELLP Sydrome and pre ecalamspia and was also hospitalized after my c section for almost a week. Although I could literally only have 1 medication during that time until my blood work got better. So maybe they might need to change your medication up however I was lucky and mine didn’t last super long. Only a couple months but Ive heard it can be like c section recovery(not sure if that’s true) and last a year to 18months. Everyone’s different but try just taking care of u and not stressing. Your body made a person. All u can do is see if diff meds will help… Drink water and make sure Ur not pregnant again and hope for the best. Good luck mama

My daughter was born in October. I had normal blood pressure my entire pregnancy (along with my two previous pregnancies). We had been discharged home because we were both healthy. About a week later I had been having some issues so I went to the ER to get checked out. I was admitted up to another hospital with preeclampsia. They kept me there for four very long days. I was on a magnesium drip and bed rest for the first 24 hours. That didn’t work so they started me on a blood pressure medication while there. I cannot remember the name of it off the top of my head. I took them for a month and my blood pressure went back to normal.

I swear by eating a clove or two of garlic with a meal (raw) and drinking lots of water. Prefferably with lemon. Hope you are ok! Please talk to your dr! You need to be ok!

Yes i had it very bad b4 baby and hospitalised after baby too it settled down at 12 weeks on lots of medication and had lots of hosp trips as blood pressure was through the roof

Sorry mine went back better than before my pregnancy. I haven’t had high blood pressure in 18 months. I’m sorry your still going through it and I hope you find something that helps.

Post partum pre-eclampsia is normal. I had it up till my daughter was 6 months old. That’s only because your body can hold the hormones for up to a 6 months to a year(?). I was hospitalized a few times and doctors kept telling me I was pregnant and I told them I just had a C-section pretty sure I’m NOT. after 6 months you should start to go back to normal.

Had it as well…was told by gyn to totally get enough rest…get help with the baby…like just breastfeed the baby ,hand it over to your mum or the person nursing you, then rest, as in sleep as much as u can…your body has been thru so much birthing a child…so u need to rest as much as you can,and drink lots of fluids…tried it and it worked for me…my BP normalized…