Re: question about low blood pressure
My BP always runs low too, sometimes even into the 90's. This has always caused me to have alot of lightheadedness during PG, but didn't cause any problems with my first.
The only thing to watch out for: Low blood pressure is a side effect of the epidural, (that's why they give you all those IV fluids before hand to prevent it) and those who run low anyway have to be extra careful. Mine bottomed out to 84/40 during labor even after I recieved lots of fluids and caused my sons heart rate to plummet and stay down. So they had to pump me full of epinephrine to get my BP back up. (Which then gave me the horrible jitters and heart palpitations) But it worked, and his heart rate came back up and stayed up and he was fine.
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005
Last edited by siren1024; 08-23-2004 at 05:26 PM.