Hello ladies. I'm currently 7 months pregnant with my first (a boy). Starting in 2005 I took care of my father (who has since passed away) and there were lots of hospital visits and doctors visits in which we usually got bad news. Ever since then no matter what I'm in a doctors office for my blood pressure and heart rate always go sky high. I try relaxation techniques but the more I try or think about it the worse I make it. Its never been a huge issue but has worried me since becoming pregnant. My doctor has me monitor it at home and its perfectly fine and my urine always comes back fine. My question to any of you who have dealt with this... did it cause any extra problems for you in later pregnancy? When you went to the hospital for the actual labor? I went to a different doctor today because I've been struggling with a nasty cold and I explained it to her but she seemed pretty concerned about it, which is understandable since I know it is usually an indicator of pre-e. It can get frustrating for me. Also.. on a different note, she told me I looked good for being 7 months and followed that up by asking me if I was haveing a boy. I asked her why she would ask that and she was preoccupied and never answered me. Anyone ever heard anything like that from a doctor? I was under the assumption that how you were carrying made no idication whatever of the sex of the baby.