Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Almost there! Welcome to your third trimester and your community!

    Useful Things:

    • See what's happening with your baby and your body — right now.
    • Get trusted WebMD information and track your baby's milestones with the WebMD Baby app for iPhone and Android.
    Low blood pressure????
    avatar
    38prego posted:
    I'm currently 29wks with my second child. This time it's a girl! What I'm concerned about is my low blood pressure. Sometime is gets as low as 83/57. Is this normal?? My doc says to take in more fluids but sometimes I don't feel like that is helping. Maybe I'm not taking in enough! Along with the low blood pressure, I also have a high pulse rate periodically. Does this happen to anyone else? Please help!
    Reply
     
    avatar
    Wendy12345678 responded:
    I do this also. I don't monitor my blood pressure much but it seems to go up and down. The up for me is what is in the normal range. I have not seen my blood pressure as low as yours at my doctors office since I've been pregnant, but before I was pregnant the ones at the stores would tell me I was dead LOL. My blood pressure does do better when I stay well hidrated, and I make sure I eat some salty foods. It may sound weird but I heard salt can help raise your blood pressure. Keep talking to your doctor, but in the meantime you could try lots of water and pretzels! LOL, and don't get up to fast. Good luck.
     
    avatar
    38prego replied to Wendy12345678's response:
    Thanks so much! Although it is not the most wonderful feeling, I am glad to hear that I am not alone. Best of luck to you too!
     
    avatar
    GermaphobeTeacher responded:
    My blood pressure tends to run low as well. I was told that it was completely fine unless I started to feel dizzy/faint. As long as you feel okay, you don't need to worry about it. Lower blood pressure is a good thing as long as it doesn't go too low.
     
    avatar
    Ashcad124 responded:
    I have had low blood pressure during my entire pregnancy. Mine gets so low, I get dizzy and almost pass out, so I was put on bed rest.
    Me(26) DH (25)--Cadence (1/24/2005), EDD baby Persephone 12/16/2010


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    when i was 19 yrs old, i found out that i was pregnant with my first child. i found out she was a girl when i was 15 wks pregnant. then 6 weeks after ...More

    Helpful Tips

    diapers
    Extra 15% off for Diapers.com and Soap.com with code xtra15off More
    Was this Helpful?
    5 of 11 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.