by ddchichi (6 Posts), Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:34 am
I'm new to the group, but I read something just yesterday that says a British Study conducted showed a 40% decrease in preeclampsia for women that took vitamins A and C. I don't know if it's valid, but hey, and if not supplements, plenty of it in the diet....I don't see it hurting, especially since with my first pregnancy I had a horrible diet, I was only 25 & ate whatever whenever, spicy, greasy and cheesy is how I liked it. My daughter, who is now 6 years old was born healthy via c-section @ 37 weeks, I was on bed rest for about 2 weeks w/ high blood pressure, now I know it to be preeclampsia.
Here recently I was put on hbp medicine Atenolol, approx. 1 1/2 years ago, so I heard it was good during pregnancy, but also read something about during the last trimester (if anyone knows fill me in, if not I'll get back to you). So this time, (I'm 6 weeks pregnant), I'm doing healthy eating, exercise, yoga, and any supplements that might help. Something on garlic supplements...our Texas Chapter President Kim advised that her Dr. said that garlic supplements (which I read were good for hbp) interferes with your bp medicine so taking it with hbp meds is not good.
Let me know what else you ladies find. Knowledge is Power!!! :)
Keirra Mone't 7/2/97 -37 wks healthy,preeclampsia