BP Triggers: What to Expect

While on the Babyscripts program, you can feel safe knowing in the case of a "trigger," or high blood pressure reading, your care is in good hands with us. Generally, normal blood pressure ranges at or around 120/80. Early on in your pregnancy, you might exhibit lower than normal blood pressure, which is a-okay! If you have questions about what's normal for you, contact your provider directly. However, in the event that your blood pressure is higher than usual, here's what to expect while on Babyscripts. 

Elevated Triggers: What happen now?

Elevated triggers are defined by blood pressure readings at or above 140/90 but below 160/100. If you receive an elevated reading, here's what you can look out for:

  1. Immediately after your elevated blood pressure reading, you'll receive a text message and email from Babyscripts with a short five- question survey that will ask if you're experiencing any symptoms.
  2. We'll give you a call to check in and remind you to take the survey, if you haven't already.
  3. We'll ask you to retake your blood pressure after waiting 10 minutes.
Then what?
  • If your blood pressure retake is normal and you aren't experiencing any symptoms, then you're in the clear! We won't alert your health care team.
  • If your blood pressure retake is still elevated and/or you're experiencing any symptoms, we'll alert your health care team during office hours and let you know that your care team will be reaching out to check in with you. 

Critical Triggers: What happens now?

Critical blood pressure readings are defined by those at or above 160/100. If you receive a critical reading, here's what you can look out for:

  1. Immediately after we receive your critical blood pressure reading, you'll receive a text message and e-mail from us letting you know that we're going to alert your health care team of your critical blood pressure reading.
  2. You'll also receive a phone call from Babyscripts within a few minutes of your reading, just to check in. We'll let you know that we're going to alert your health care team of your critical blood pressure reading.
Then what?

You should expect to receive a call from your health care team to check in and make sure that everything is okay. As always, if you have questions or concerns during this time, we recommend you reach out directly to your health care provider.

Patient Testimonial: "It Saved My Life and My Daughter's Life" 

With remote blood pressure monitoring and the Babyscripts trigger system, you can feel comfortable knowing that your provider will be notified if and when your blood pressure readings are out of range. Curious about how remote monitoring can support you during your pregnancy? Hear from a Babyscripts mom about how blood pressure triggers saved her, and her baby's, life:

Trigger Video from Babyscripts on Vimeo.