With all the concern in our society and even in the midwifery world about high blood pressure, I am having a hard time finding much information on low blood pressure, especially in pregnancy.
THis is my fourth pregnancy, and with my previous 3 I have had very normal blood pressure. Beginning of pregnancy around 110/75 and by the end of pregnancy, about 120/80. I eat a healthy diet, (About 1/3 of diet raw veggies and fruit), home ground whole wheat bread, plenty of protien and variety.
Anyway, this pregnancy my blood pressure has been really low. I do have a different midwife this time and at first I wondered if it was just a different "ear". But I am consistenly checking at about 75/35.
I feel this is too low for me, I just can't think that seems healthy. My midwife is aware and we have talked about this a lot but are not really sure what to do, or if we should do anything. I am 31 weeks, so we will be checking my hemg. soon, I have read that anemia could be a issue.
I have always had a high metabolism and I think my adrenals are really worn. I do not get as much sleep as I would like, although I do nap daily. I have gained about 20 lbs this pregnancy, which is very normal for me.
Anyway, any thoughts? Have any of you worked with low blood pressure before? When is this a problem? I would like to bring it up a bit- any suggestions?