Could the baby pushing on my arteries cause high blood pressure?

No. High blood pressure is often due to the genes you have inherited, nutritional status, and/or stress. You can't do much about your genes but you can control what you expose them to. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, sleep at least 7 hours at night, and begin your day with some meditative practice. Research shows that meditation actually lowers blood pressure.

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What is high blood pressure in an infant?

Normal values. The normal blood pressure ranges for infants at 6-12 months of age are as follows: systolic (high number) 85-128 (average 102) mmhg diastolic (low number) 47-78 (average 63) mmhg high systolic blood pressure is above 128 and high diastolic blood pressure is above 78. Read more...
NIH table. Here's the table: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf. Read more...

What causes high blood pressure in a young child?

See your doctor. High blood pressure in b a young child can have several causes but are more likely to have a medical cause beyond just being overweight. Seeing a doctor to check for signs of kidney, thyroid or heart disease is important. Sometimes it is more a matter of the blood pressure having been checked incorrectly, so if you are getting high readings in a drugstore have your doctor re-check the pressure. Read more...
Many possibilities. There are a variety of issues that deserve screening when a kid has high blood pressure. The kidney is often looked at closely because various chemicals that originate from the kidney help drive the pressure. Other issues of diet & size can also come into play as well as a group of less common factors. Your pcp should work this up or send you to a pedi-nephrologist for answers. Read more...