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Old 07-26-2006, 03:22 PM   #1
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High Blood Pressure???

I am 38 weeks pregnant and just had a doctors visit and my blood pressure was 128/84. Does anyone know if this is considered high? Has anyone else had high blood pressure with there pregnancy? Thanks

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Old 07-26-2006, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: High Blood Pressure???

Hi! That is actually a really good blood pressure reading, congrats! 120/80 is the norm and that's pretty much where you are at! No worries

Old 07-26-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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Nope that's good blood pressure. my doctor says he does'nt want me getting to 140/90, but I always have health problem. Your blood pressure is great though.

Old 07-27-2006, 05:49 AM   #4
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Re: High Blood Pressure???

I've been told by a few doctors, nurses and my past psychologist who was also an RN that blood pressure is still considered normal up to 130/90.. and 110/20. Basically the numbers can range from -10 to + 10 from the regular 120/80.
If you're concerned about high blood pressure.. which I am.. make sure to drink lots of water and watch your salt intake. You would be suprised if you read the labels of all your prepackaged food and realized how much salt even two slices of bread have. Two slices usually have around 14-16% of your daily intake.
I never took notice to my daily salt allowance until I became pregnant.

I just noticed that you wrote youre 38 weeks. If your blood pressure is still at that range I wouldnt worry. Your baby is considered full term after 37 weeks I believe.. and if they had to induce you because of high BP, your baby would be fine.

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Old 07-27-2006, 04:48 PM   #5
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Re: High Blood Pressure???

Thanks so much everyone you all were really helpful!

Old 07-27-2006, 07:06 PM   #6
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Yeah i think that is pretty normal...i never had high blood pressure until i got induced and when i was in labor my blood pressure got real high..i think it was 140/105 and then after delivery i forget what the top number was but it was something over 90 and now i have to take blood pressure pills but yeah yours seems pretty good!

Old 07-28-2006, 04:13 AM   #7
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Re: High Blood Pressure???

You don't want your top number to be over 130 and your bottom to be over 90. You are just fine.

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