The short answer is "Yes".
There is an article (JASH
. 2008;2(6):484-494) posted under the Care Providers section (http://www.preeclampsia.org/pdf/PIIS193 ... 00185X.pdf
) that has a graph (on page 2) showing average BP over the course of pregnancy, showing systolic and diastolic separately. The data are old (from a paper published in 1976) but are still considered to be representative, as far as I can tell. In short, the graph suggests that on average:
BP decreases until hitting a low sometime about 21-22 weeks
BP stays at about this level until about 30 weeks
BP starts on a slow but steady increase from 30 weeks until delivery
I also think, in my non-medical opinion
, that the UTI might be causing your BP to run a little higher. I'm sure that you will be talking to your physician about all of this on Friday. Let us know what he/she thinks. I am interested to know.
Diana, happily married since 2007.
Miscarriage at 10 weeks (June 2009).
DD at 30+0 weeks weighing 2lbs 9oz (October 2010) due to PE and IUGR. Today, a happy and healthy toddler.