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Worried about increase in blood pressure during third trimester of pregnancy. How to control? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I am 33 years old and 33 weeks pregnant with my second baby.
User:I do not have any history of hypertension or diabetes and no incidence of the same during my 1st pregnancy
Doctor:That is great news.... Congratulations
User:thanks :)
User:My regular BP hovers around 110/70
User:In my OBG's office however it has always measured at 120/80 (since my very 1st visit)
User:About 3 weeks back my BP at the prenatal visit came out as 15/76
Doctor:That is a bit high
User:She asked me to get it checked elsewhere between visits just to keep a check
Doctor:GO ahead with it
User:It varies from 110/60 to 140/70 or 130/80 at the local pharmacy and our office doctor's desk
User:Do you see the rise in my upper measurement as worrisome at this stage
Doctor:No, not at all
Doctor:Please relax
User:My OBG advised CUE also and even the recentmost (taken 2 days back) showed negatove for any protein or sugars in blood
User:Sorry in urine
Doctor:That is good
Doctor:Just monitor your blood pressure
User:I am worried that the lower measurement may eventually follow the upper one. Also concerned about the possible reason for the sudden rise in the upper reading.
Doctor:There is no point in unnecessarily worrying
Doctor:The lower measurement is fine now
Doctor:Think good and better always
Doctor:It is not going to rise
Doctor:The possible reason would be just that you are nearing term
Doctor:You are in the last trimester
Doctor:Please try to relax now
User:ok.. thankyou
User:Is there anything I should be doing apart from reducing table salt?
Doctor:Try ti meditate and relax
User:Also, one last question - My 1st child was delivered via LSCS as the baby was big and her NST was weak towards the end of 39th week. Do you foresee any possible issues due to a higher BP this time?
Doctor:If there is an persistent increase in your blood pressure, there is a possibility for preterm labor
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User:No problem.
User:Thankyou for your advise, I guess there is nothing for me to do then.. :) except hope for th ebest
Doctor:Hope for the best and the best will happen to you
Doctor:All the best
User:Thank you!
Doctor:Thank you too
User:B bye, and good day to you as well.
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:You too
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