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    JoisFirst posted:
    I'm new to the boards and was wondering if there are any women out there who had high blood pressure going into pregnancy and who had/are having a successful pregnancy.

    What are some of the symptoms or issues you have/had and how did you handle it? I'm hypertensive and in my 12th week. Everything is fine so far and the labetalol my doctor prescribed is working well. I'm just a little nervous about the distance I have yet to go and hoping that I can do as much as possible to avoid preeclampsia. Any suggestions and tips from those of you who have been through this before or are going through it now?
    firefly19860525 responded:
    I had preeclampsia with my recent pregnancy and everything ended up fine. Just one thing I wish that I would have done differently and that is to relax more and not worry so much. Also if you are having any rib pain go in right away. Also this may reassure you a little, a baby can survive at 25 weeks gestation. My son was born at 31 weeks gestation and he was the size of a 26 week old. Just keep going to your appointments and make sure to relax. Also pay attention to your instincts about your pregnancy. I promise you are already getting mommy instincts and you should always listen to those because they are usually correct. It doesn't matter if you feel that you may be over reacting about symptoms, no symptom is too small or should be overlooked. Good luck and enjoy this. It is a blessing to become a mother as you will soon find out.
    JoisFirst replied to firefly19860525's response:
    Thank you! That was really helpful. :-)

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