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Hey all, I've been checking my blood pressure a LOT because Julian is obsessed with the BP monitor (otherwise I'd be doing it monthly-ish), and I just took it and it was 98/68. Until today it has been about 115/75 every time I've checked, which is about as normal as you can get, right? I know BP drops in the second trimester, but I'm only 9 weeks. What gives? I'm a bit concerned because my mom has had problems with low BP for years. I know 98/68 is not really really low, but it's a pretty big change for me.
 

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Doh! I did a quick google check and found this: "A lowering of blood pressure during pregnancy is normal. As early as the 7th week of pregnancy blood pressure begins to decrease reaching its lowest level between the 18th to 28th week. Thereafter, blood pressure rises toward prepregnancy values. During the second trimester blood pressures of less than 90/60 mm Hg are frequently encountered and should be considered normal in an asymptomatic woman."<br><br>
Nevermind, y'all.
 

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Mine was 99/50 when I checked the other day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> No fainting, no dizziness.<br>
I normally have low BP, and it gets lower in pregnancy.
 

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Glad things are normal on the bp front.<br><br>
I would like to make a very very very serious recommendation to everyone reading who has low bp or circulation problems.<br><br><br><br>
When you're reading the MDC forums.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
And you get so involved that you stay online for hours <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Not that we know anyone like that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Then be sure to shift your position regularly, and get up slowly when you finally stagger off to bed. That tingly feeling in your toes is your body's way of telling you you don't *really* need to recheck *all* the forums. :LOL
 

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HA, Ha, caught me. It's almost 1am here.<br><br>
I normally have lowish BP of 110/5x. At the start of my last pg my bp was 104/54, I did have dizziness issues but I have those alot when I'm not pg. When I was 25weeks my bp shot up to 138/88 which is normally not a real concern and the dr wasn't concerned until I told him what my bp started at. The actual number wasn't a problem it was the difference from what it started at. he freaked out and started checking me for liver problems/pre-eclampsia, I was put on bedrest for 2 weeks(it was at Xmas with my entire family of 40+ people, I was in heaven). It stayed around that until she was born. It took 2 years for my bp to go back down to my normal.
 

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I wanted to add that if you are concerned about your BP being too low, please don't take Flaxseed Oil! Its great for EFAs but it tends to lower one's BP... in fact, that's why I take it!
 

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Fish oil too, eh? Maybe I should take both!<br><br>
Sonce its their thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> what would be some good sources of EFAs for the low BP mamas?
 
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