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.
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."
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
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.
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..)
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.
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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