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Low Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Having low blood pressure during pregnancy is not uncommon. A sudden fail in blood pressure can be dangerous since it causes dizziness and fainting may occur when they brain fails to receive an adequate supply of blood.  

Is important to check your blood pressure at a regular basis during your pregnancy. 

Make sure to find out if it’s normal to feel queasy or dizziness. Also make sure to report any unusual symptoms to your physician. 

What Is Considered Low Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

The average blood pressure ranges from 110/70 to 120/80 if you are healthy.  Some physicians consider low blood pressure in pregnancy when pressure is reading lower than 90mm Hg systolic.

Is Low Blood Pressure A Sign Of Pregnancy

Low blood pressure it’s not a sign of pregnancy.  However, it does happen pretty often in the first trimester.

How To Prevent Low Blood Pressure In Pregnancy

There are different things you can do to prevent low blood pressure during your pregnancy

  • Don’t consume ample amounts of salt. Excessive salt will increase blood pressure and make you bloated.
  • Drinks lots of fluid.
  • Follow a healthy balance lifestyle.
  • Make sure to take your pre-natal vitamins.
  • Take your folic acid supplements.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Low Blood Pressure In Pregnancy

There are many signs and symptoms of low blood pressure in pregnancy to pay attention to: 

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Excessive thirst
  • Weak
  • Fatigue
  • Raising heart rate
  • Nausea
  • Fainting

Low Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Diagnosis

Test for high blood pressure is a simple, fast, and painless. The physician takes a sample of your blood and tests it for blood pressure.

Low Blood Pressure And Pregnancy Possible Complications

Your blood pressure is at its lowest in mid-pregnancy and starts to rise gradually.  It’s critical to pay attention to your blood pressure through out the duration of your pregnancy.  Possible complications are risk of key organ damage, ectopic pregnancy,  and increase low birth weight.

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