Ive got so many questions to ask and this forum has helped me so much already. This time I want to ask about blood pressure during pregnancy. The last time I visited my midwife it was 106/50 .. Now to me I thought this was low my face went but my midwife didn't seem too bothered by it.
The problem im faced with during this pregnancy is that I don't drink enough water, which I read can lead to low blood pressure, but the only time I can drink water is when I mix it with juice, otherwise I can't swallow it.
Has anyone had low blood pressure during pregnancy? Has it caused you to have any problems during child-birth?
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22-06-2012 17:06 #1Member
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Blood Pressure, should I be worried?
22-06-2012 17:50 #2
Congrats on the bub
With my first I had low BP it was consistently 100/50. I'd get dizzy occasionally but otherwise no problems at all. I had high BP with my last 2 which was a nightmare!!
Have you tried drinking flavored water? I'm not sure how good it is for you but it would be better then none.
22-06-2012 17:55 #3
My blood pressure has been 100/50 my whole pregnancy. I'm currently 33 weeks, had it checked this morning and it's still the same. I'm normally 120/70 when I'm not pregnant.
Apart from some dizziness, there are no concerns at all about it. Just be careful standing up. I haven't fainted but have been close a few times.
22-06-2012 17:56 #4
What's wrong with drinking water mixed with juice? I do it, like one fifth juice and topped up with water. My GP said that's fine to do..
22-06-2012 18:16 #5
is your bp normally low? if it was normally highish and is now low then it could be a concern but a lot of people walk around with a 'low' bp esp really fit people.
with regards to drinking water to put your bp up a bit, it doesnt necessaserily have to be water but it is the healthiest thing to drink and things like tea, coffee and coke are diuretics so it has the opposite effect.
22-06-2012 18:51 #6
I can't see much wrong with juice and water. I like soda or mineral water with a little juice in it. I also eat tonnes and tonnes of ice when pregnant. Good luck with everything.
22-06-2012 19:14 #7
My BP has been hovering around 90/60 for most of my pregnancy (currently 28+4 weeks). Even after I followed my obstetrician's advice to eat more salt etc it hasn't changed much. She actually told me to drink Gatorade more than water as the salts help a bit.
For the most part, I haven't had any trouble - except that yesterday I had a few incidents of feeling like I was fainting, one of which was quite strong and then resulted in me having a bit of a self-induced panic and my heart rate flying up!! But after speaking to the midwives at the hospital and my GP, they assured me it was most likely blood pressure related - it's just that when your blood pressure is low, it doesn't leave much room for it to drop any lower before you feel it. By the time I got to my GP yesterday, it had gone back to 100/60 which is about the highest it usually gets.
22-06-2012 19:25 #8
My BP was about 100/60 all the way through. No one worried
22-06-2012 19:27 #9
110/50 with all 5 pregnanices. Around 110/65 normallly. All good
22-06-2012 19:37 #10
I have normal-lowish blood pressure normally, and it goes quite low during pregnancy.
This means that I get dizzy and fall over a lot, but my ob has never given me a shred of sympathy! Basically, low blood pressure is good, it's only high that they worry about .
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