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Is a BP of 96/63 during 30 weeks pregnancy normal?

hi, i am 30 weeks preg and just checked my BP and its 96/63... is that normal? i also have what looks like water retention on my left ankle. it has been sore since last tuesday and i thought that maybe i twisted it or something till iu was told it might be water retention. its only on the outside joint of my left ankle.
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

During pregnancy due to influence of hormones vascular resistance decreases leading to low blood pressure which is actually beneficial during pregnancy.
The ankle swelling you are could be physiological edema, which is also common finding with increasing gestation.
Usually this will subside with taking rest.
You can follow some general measures to decrease edema like:
Keep one pillow below the feet while sleeping
Sleep in left lateral position
Decrease salt intake etc.

Take care.
Answered: Tue, 18 Sep 2012
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