by expert on call (297 Posts), Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:36 am
Bed rest is often used as a treatment for a wide variety of symptoms including hypertension. Since mild hypertension is often one of the first signs of preeclampsia and the disease can progress VERY quickly, many physicians will prescribe bed rest at what seems to be a very low blood pressure. You can definitely check with your doctor about it, but it does not sound unreasonable to continue with bed rest at this time. Remember that it only takes two measurements of high blood pressure to be officially diagnosed with hypertension. I would err on the conservative side and continue with the bed rest.
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