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High BP during pregnancy, taking medication. What more to do for safe delivery?

Hi, my wife developed high blood pressure in the ninth month of pregnancy its conatant at 140/90. i am bit worried as my artcle suggest its not a good thing. we stoped putting salt at all in her food. she is on medication and doctor incresed her BP medication from 5 mg to 10 mg. what more we can do at home to have safe delivery. Regards Reddy
Asked On : Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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Hello there..

Good you have done dietary modifications as it would definitely help. Keep a regular check of BP. If it stays above 140/90 despite medication , donot hesitate to see your doctor immediately. Besides if your bp doesnt stay controlled , its better you are delivered as soon as you complete your term period which is 37weeks.
Home measures which can avoid you getting raised BP are:
Adequate sleep and rest (minimum 8 hrs sleep at night and 2hrs in day time)
Avoid stress and anxiety, stay happy.
Keep a record of your weight (excessive weight gain is not good as it might be due to swelling associated with hypertension)
Incase you have persistent severe headache, blurring of vision, upper abdomen pain, swelling of fingers and puffiness of eyes, see your doctor immediately.
Take your medicine at fixed time daily, donot miss
Keep a record of your baby movements. Incase they reduce, go to your doctor.
Lastly, do not plan for a home delivery , get admitted well before so that you are under supervision of your doctor.
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