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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 08:53 AM   1
Madamebelle
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Low blood pressure and early pregnancy


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I went to my gp today for a new patient medical as just changed docs, and the nurse did my blood pressure and said it was quite low being 100/60. Ive always had low blood pressure, after my D&C in 2008 the gyn ward wouldnt discharge me until my bp had risen.

My question is can low blood pressure be a problem in pregnancy, im making sure im drinking enough as the nurse said that dehydration could cause me to faint.

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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 08:57 AM   2
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I had my booking apt last week (10 weeks 4 days) and my BP was 100/60 also. I drink around 2 liters of fluids daily (1.5 being from water). Not sure if it's a problem, it is normal though due to increased blood volume.

Also this, "For a woman who is pregnant, low blood pressure can lead to fainting or dizziness. While fainting or dizziness is generally not too serious of a concern, the risks involved with falling due to dizziness or fainting present a risk to a pregnant woman in that a severe fall could greatly injure her or her baby. Still, low blood pressure is not as serious of a concern for the pregnant woman as high blood pressure is."



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 09:12 AM   3
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Hi i always have low blood pressure abd it gets lower everytime im pregnant 100/60 isnt really that bad mines was 92/54 and they told me its nothing to worry about as its not to low and beyter than being high ! U will notice if it goes to low as u will feel light headed alot but as they say drinking alot helps but i wouldnt worry xx



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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 09:15 AM   4
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I think your BP is normal sometimes from a trimester to another the BP lower and rise...I have the same 100/60 at my last visit feb 18 and the nurse said normal...



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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 09:26 AM   5
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Your BP sounds normal to me, that's what mine was at my last appointment as well. Your BP is supposed to be low during pregnancy.



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 09:28 AM   6
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Thank you all for putting my mind at ease, im so nervous, yet trying not to let the worries get to me, as i know that it can make me feel worse in myself. Im just waiting now to see a midwife and then to see lo and hear the heartbeat. These first few weeks dont half drag on lol.



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 10:39 AM   7
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I know we're not all the same, I too have low bp.

I have issues with morning sickness too... Find that if I do too much too fast I go dizzy, nearly pass out; I end up snacking all the time rather than having big meals otherwise I end up shaking... I was like this with both my previous...

I just end up doing less slowly... LOL OH & DS make a super team when they have too...

I walked to the local super market use to take me 15 mins now takes me 30 mins and I end up starting at the cafe for a soft drink and a packet of biscuits; Sat until the shakes and dizziness goes...

Other than that I found I had very little problems due to my bp... (Hey it was normal during labours..)

So Good Luck...



 
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Old Mar 10th, 2011, 13:49 PM   8
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Had my first prenatal appt today and my bp was 100/60 too. They said it was good.



 
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 07:44 AM   9
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Risks of low blood pressure during pregnancy


In chennaimoms website , few things that prevent low blood pressure during pregnancy are
*If you feel faint, sit down. Put your head lower than your body until you no longer feel faint.
*When getting up from the sitting position, take it slowly.
*Regular exercise helps keep blood pressure normal. Keep up with your physician-approved exercise regimen.



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Old May 23rd, 2011, 07:53 AM   10
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I also have low BP - mine is normally around 90/60 and gets lower during pregnancy - and even lower during labour. Lots of women have a low BP and usually they don't really notice the effects unless it drops significantly lower than what is normal for them. If your BP is usually 120/80 and drops to 100/60 then you will probably really notice. The mw/doc will keep an eye on it though! xx



 
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