Preface this all with saying I'm super-paranoid about my BP being high because I developed gestational hypertension in my first pregnancy despite trying to relax, following Brewer Diet, etc.
So I went today (12 weeks) and my BP was 130/80. I was nervous because I wasn't sure if we would hear the heartbeat or not. Also I've been sick. My midwife seemed to think it was okay, but we agreed it was a little higher than we'd like.
I don't have chronic hypertension. My BP non-pregnant is usually quite normal - somewhere in the 120s/70s. At my first appointment, about 8 weeks, it was like 127/78 or so.
I know that 140/90 is the real "trouble" threshold, and even then it has to be two readings at least six hours apart that are over that. My concern is that my blood volume should be expanding at this point, and dropping my BP. I was really hoping for something in the 110s/60s.
Does anyone have suggestions? I really want to head this off. Midwife suggested calcium and B-vitamin complex supplements.