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Dr. Bennett Werner
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What is a good blood pressure measurement in pregnancy?

What is a good blood pressure measurement in pregnancy?

140/90: Is upper limit of normal. Many normal women have very low bps and that's normal for them. It tends to drop in the first trimester. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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


Dr. Jason Klein
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Pregnant blood pressure 140/99 good or bad?

Pregnant blood pressure 140/99 good or bad?

Elevated: This is an elevated bp, especially the bottom number. Follow a low sodium diet, see your doctor often. If your blood pressure is consistently elevated your doctor may need to do further tests to make sure you are having a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Francis Kempf
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I am pregnant and my blood pressure was 97/66 this morning and now it is 103/66 is that good?

I am pregnant and my blood pressure was 97/66 this morning and now it is 103/66 is that good?

That's fine: Blood pressures vary during the day. Your blood pressure is too low if you are lightheaded. It's too high in pregnancy if you are over 140. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. David Carcieri
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Do women get high blood pressure when pregnant?

Do women get high blood pressure when pregnant?

Not in normal cases.: It is not normal for a woman to develop high blood pressure in pregnancy. In many women blood pressure during the second trimester of a pregnancy. However, in some women particularly those with risk factors ( young and old patients, first pregnancies, obesity etc.) high blood pressure can develop. Pre eclampsia develops when liver, kidney and other organs are affected. This can be mild or severe. ...Read more

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Is a 83/65 blood pressure normal for a 34 week pregnant women, or a ninefive over sixty three with a pulse rate of 122 ok?

Is a 83/65 blood pressure normal for a 34 week pregnant women, or a ninefive over sixty three with a pulse rate of 122 ok?

No and could be: 95/63, could be more acceptable , but 83/65 and a pulse rate 122 in not normal, .Contact your dr for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Liza Kunz
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Could high blood pressure medications be administered to and taken by pregnant women?

Could high blood pressure medications be administered to and taken by pregnant women?

Dependds on the med: Some high blood pressure medications are safe to take in pregnancy. Others are not and can cause negative effects on the developing fetus. Make sure that your doctor is comfortable with what medications are acceptable to use. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlon White
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Should high blood pressure medications like diuretics be taken by pregnant women?

Should high blood pressure medications like diuretics be taken by pregnant women?

Not recommended: There are safe medications for hypertension but diuretics are not advised. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Can stroke happen in pregnant women without a AVM or high blood pressure?

Can stroke happen in pregnant women without a AVM or high blood pressure?

Yes: AVM are uncommon causes of stroke and there are numerous other causes besides the two you mentioned. ...Read more

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Dr. Rhonda Simons
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I am pregnant women with 21 weeks having blood pressure 106/73. My legs are swollen . Is my blood pressure normal or not? Thanks in advance.

I am pregnant women with 21 weeks having blood pressure 106/73. My legs are swollen . Is my blood pressure normal or not?  Thanks in advance.

Yes! Looks great!: Hopefully it will stay that good the WHOLE time! Good luck! Keep your legs elevated when you can. Do NOT wear flip flops-only good supportive shoes that you are less likely to trip! Keep knees higher than hips when sitting! Things to look out for: sudden VERY HIGH BP (>140/90), with swelling of hands, face, and feet that doesn't go away after sleeping, perhaps a bad headache--see your OB ASAP! ...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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