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blood pressure [♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
13th Jun '13

Just curious what "average" blood pressure is. Today I had an ob appointment and they didn't say anything about my bp, and then I got home and basically started feeling like crap so I took it with my cuff and it said 96/48. I ate some dinner and had some water and took it again an hour or so later and it was up to 120/80 which seemed more normal to me.



Anyway, I haven't done anything out of the norm today, actually I just came home from the doctor and had lunch and then started feeling bad.



Was it low earlier? Do I need to mention it to my doctor next week?

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
13th Jun '13

I think 120/70 or 80 is pretty normal. Mine is pretty consistently either 120/90 or 130/80 at every doctor's appointment.



And yeah, I'd ask about it being so low. For some people that is normal, bu not unless it's always like that.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
13th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" I think 120/70 or 80 is pretty normal. Mine is pretty consistently either 120/90 or 130/80 at every doctor's ... [snip!] ... appointment. And yeah, I'd ask about it being so low. For some people that is normal, bu not unless it's always like that."</blockquote>



I've taken it a couple of times since after dinner and its been around the 120/70-80 range.



I know high bp is a big issue, but if it dips down lose again like that do you think I should call or go on up to l&d?



Because I definitely did not feel well. I was tired/shaky and even irritable.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8400 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Taylor:" <blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" I think 120/70 or 80 is pretty normal. Mine ... [snip!] ... do you think I should call or go on up to l&d? Because I definitely did not feel well. I was tired/shaky and even irritable."


I'd call and ask. Low BP can be dangerous too. Hopefully it's nothing, but better safe than sorry.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5709 posts
status 13th Jun '13

Low blood pressure during pregnancy can happen for a couple of reasons. Sometimes the baby sits on that big artery that runs along our spinal column and makes it go low. Sometimes it's just the way our blood volume shifts around while pregnant. Sometimes dehydration can cause it too. I always noticed that I saw stars if i stood up too fast or was laying on my back too long.



During pregnancy during the first and early second tri, my bp is always about your first reading. The lowest I saw it was 80/40. Very low. I freaked everyone out. I just felt tired though.



I am all for discussing anything medical with your dr that concerns you during pregnancy. From what I've been told though it's not as big a deal as high bp. You'll just have to make sure you're extra careful. No jumping to a standing position, careful in the shower, and stay hydrated (very important!) Good luck!