? for dr. - RE: Age, high blood pressure & risk

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Posted by Bethany on May 17, 19100 at 01:44:44:

I recently delivered a full term (39 weeks)healthy baby boy. He was delivered via emergency C-section as my blood pressure shot up to 248 over 140. During the last 2 weeks of my pregnancy my pressure was 150 over 100...my doctor hospitalized me for a few days and it came down without the use of drugs.

I am 45 with a family history of high blood pressure. My mother died last year at the age of 75 from a massive stroke and she suffered from high blood pressure. I am 4 weeks post delivery and my pressure is still at 140 over 90. My OB/GYN says that the pressure could return to normal (it was 120 over 70 pre-pregnancy, but that it could take time. My internist wants to put me on a mild blood pressure medecine.

My husband and I would like to have another child. But we are not willing to risk my health and will adopt if necessary.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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