Low blood pressure during pregnancy
Why is it?
One of the most common symptoms in pregnancy is low blood pressure. In fact, it is one of the most common symptoms during the first few weeks. Although it can also be present throughout the gestation period. We may come to think that it is a great risk for the baby, but not really. Let me explain. The results of low blood pressure can range from dizziness, nausea, headaches, and even fainting. But low blood pressure is not a dangerous ailment. Contrary to high blood pressure that does generate risks for the breast and the baby.
The main symptom of low blood pressure is dizziness. It may be that suddenly when you get up you feel like your head is going, or when you make a sudden or fast movement. It is very likely that you also feel tired during the day, with a feeling of fatigue or very sleepy. Although the symptoms of low blood pressure do not pose a risk to mother and baby, fainting can be dangerous. It is very important that when you feel symptoms of low blood pressure, it is better that you rest and have someone accompany you.
Best of all, you don’t need to use medicine to combat low blood pressure.
- Avoid very crowded and hot places.
- Lie on your left side.
- Use slow movements.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Take care of your diet.
- Get moderate exercise, like walking.
- Drink or eat something that is sweet.
Low blood pressure happens because in the first trimester we have a greater volume of blood circulating through the veins. Situation to which we are gradually adapting until we reach the fourth month. There the tension begins to increase until reaching normal figures. And although it is not bad for the baby, it can be annoying for the mother. But don’t worry mom, it will soon pass.
Remember that it is important that when you feel like this, someone accompanies you and you take a break. We do not want to cause any accidents that we may later regret, such as falls or strong blows. Eat well and enjoy your belly.