With my first pregnancy i was ordered bed rest and then induced at full term because of pre eclampsia. This time round (i'm 35 weeks) my pregnancy has been affected by high blood pressure since day 1.
Firstly, worrying about it is only going to raise yuor blood pressure!
I am under the care of my hospitals obstetricians, having been classed as "high risk" and seem to spend endless amounts of time being monitored in their day assessment ward, spending endless hours on the tcg machine to check bub's heartbeat and movements. Talking to the other women in the same circumstances calmed me down, knowing that it's pretty common and easily managed.
If need be, there is medication to control your high bp, i'm on Labetalol and they just kept upping the dose til they got it right for me.
I have been for fortnightly ultrasounds to check bub's growth as high blood pressure can affect the placenta and reduce the amount of nourishment passing to bub, resulting in a small baby, this being why some women are induced early. I can assure you this is not always the case as currently i am carrying a whopper, with bub being in the 90% range for growth.
However i was told today that i would still be induced early(possibly 37 or 38 wks) so as to avoid my bp raising in the last weeks.
It may just mean that your appointments will be twice as often but at least your doctor will keep an eye on you and bub.