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low blood pressure ^(MallyCat)^ 2 kids; Columbus, Ohio 733 posts
10th Jan '13

a friend of mine is 38 weeks pregnant and she keeps passing out. her doctor said it was because she has low blood pressure and all the blood is going to her uterus and not her brain. they also want to induce her in a few days because it looks like the baby isnt growing anymore. what could be causing that?

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
10th Jan '13

I have low blood pressure this pregnancy, and my doctor told me to drink a 12 oz cup of coffee whenever I started feeling like my BP was down. So far it has worked for me, but I'm watching this topic just in case. I hope your friend and her LO are ok!

Mommy124 1 child; La Crosse, Wisconsin 516 posts
10th Jan '13

I have low BP and I ws told to drink 7 bottles of water a day to help with the dizzy/black out/pass out stuff...Water helps a lot with anything really. And she also needs to start watching how fast she gets up...the faster she gets up the more blood leaves the brain. So if she gets up slower its a lot better.

^(MallyCat)^ 2 kids; Columbus, Ohio 733 posts
10th Jan '13

she had an ultrasound to check blood flow and then had a fallow up ultrasound and the doctor said the baby stopped growing. is that even a legit reason to induce? that doesnt seem like enough reason after only ultrasonds

Mommy124 1 child; La Crosse, Wisconsin 516 posts
10th Jan '13

I am unsure since this is my 1st pregnancy but they could be worried since she isnt growing anymore she isnt getting enough food and stuff. But like I said I am unsure.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting ^(MallyCat)^:" she had an ultrasound to check blood flow and then had a fallow up ultrasound and the doctor said the ... [snip!] ... said the baby stopped growing. is that even a legit reason to induce? that doesnt seem like enough reason after only ultrasonds"


Honestly I dont know. I didnt have this problem with my first, and I am only 29 weeks now, so I havent gotten that far yet. Did he say the baby quit growing because of her low BP? Because my doctor has never mentioned that possibility to me...

^(MallyCat)^ 2 kids; Columbus, Ohio 733 posts
10th Jan '13

yeah which makes no sense to me because if all the blood is going to her uterus shouldnt the baby be getting everything

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting ^(MallyCat)^:" yeah which makes no sense to me because if all the blood is going to her uterus shouldnt the baby be getting everything"


That makes sense to me, but like I said I dont know for sure. I am definately going to ask my doc about it, but my appointment isnt untill Wednesday.