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What is considered low blood pressure in third trimester of pregnancy?

What is considered low blood pressure in third trimester of pregnancy?

Which cause symptoms: Numbers are for general assessment and may vary person to person. If you are dizzy or lightheaded you may have low bp. ...Read more

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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

What does it mean to have low blood pressure in pregnancy?

Low pressure: A fit body has relaxed arteries resulting in lower, yet normal, blood pressure readings. Pregnancy may bring the blood pressure down another few points due to the presence of the placenta and the effects of Progesterone in your vasculature. ...Read more

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What is low blood pressure in pregnancy and is it harmful?

What is low blood pressure in pregnancy and is it harmful?

Hyperdynamic condn: Pregnancy is a hyperdynamic condn. Which means the fluid content of the body is more than usual , secondary to fluid retention related to hormonal changes -from female genital organs -ovaries , and placneta mainly and other supportive organs like adrenal etc.Hence ideal pressures should be atleast 100/60. BP below 90/60 need to be taken seriously as both the mother and fetal compromise can happen. ...Read more

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If I have low blood pressure is my baby in amy danger im 13 weeks wjat can I do to assure I have a healthy pregnancy and baby?

If I have low blood pressure is my baby in amy danger im 13 weeks wjat can I do to assure I have a healthy pregnancy and baby?

Prenatal care: Not sure what you mean by low blood pressure? Pregnant women have slightly lower blood pressure than non pregnant women. This is a normal physiologic response. Unless your blood pressure is so low that you have fainting spells your blood pressure may in fact be normal. This is an issue which will be easily addressed at your next prenatal visit. Share your concerns with your doc. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure one of the early pregnancy signs?As well as dizziness?What causes these?

Is low blood pressure one of the early pregnancy signs?As well as dizziness?What causes these?

Yes.: Until the 18th to 20th week of pregnancy, elevated Progesterone levels (a hormone associated with pregnancy) relax blood vessel walls, resulting in a reduced blood pressure. This is commonly associated with lightheadedness upon standing. By the 18th to 20th week of pregnancy, this effect is countered by the increased blood pressure associated with the additional blood volume of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does low blood pressure mean in pregnancy?

Can doctors tell me what does low blood pressure mean in pregnancy?

Most times is normal: The blood vessels expand rapidly during pregnancy; this most commonly results in a decrease in blood pressure - maybe up to 5-10 points systolic and up to 15 points diastolic. This should normalize after delivery. If any questions or if any other symptoms such as fainting or dizziness develop, you would need specific evaluation for this. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I am 6w pregnant and i always have low blood pressure.Could that hurt my pregnancy ? What can I do ?

I am 6w pregnant and i always have low blood pressure.Could that hurt my pregnancy ? What can I do ?

Low blood pressure: Generally pregnant women have low blood pressure early in the pregnancy (first 24 wks). It is not usually directly harmful to the baby, but if you find yourself feeling dizzy, or light-headed then you are at risk for injury and that puts your baby at risk. Keeping yourself hydrated and taking your prenatal vitamins with iron are important. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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