bp drop in 2nd trimester?

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bp drop in 2nd trimester?

Postby jenn122 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 07:48 am

Does anyone know when your bp should drop in a normal pregnancy? I've heard different things, and I am hoping it happens for me soon.

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Re : bp drop in 2nd trimester?

Postby mada » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:26 am

Normally, you see a drop in bp sometime in the 2cnd trimester. Mine happend around 20 weeks. WHat are your pressures running at?

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Re : bp drop in 2nd trimester?

Postby 3preemiekidz » Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:07 am

With this pregnancy it dropped at around 13 weeks. With my others it went up at 18 weeks so I'm hoping it will stay down this time. I was on medication but because of my blood pressure drop, I'm not on it right now. Hopefully you'll get that great second trimester BP drop too.

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Re : bp drop in 2nd trimester?

Postby jenn122 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:45 am

Thanks! To start with they were really low like 105/50. Now normally they are 130's/80's...I have gotten some up at 150s/90s. I am 15.5 weeks now so hopefully I still have time to drop :) So far they keep rising.

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Re : bp drop in 2nd trimester?

Postby deerhart » Mon Feb 16, 2004 01:57 pm

The slowly rising BP sounds soo familiar.

I did experience a drop in my second pregnancy but it was around 20-24 weeks and it stayed fairly steady until 30 weeks when it went liable again. In my first pregnancy it slowly rose, and rose, and rose until I hit 140/90 and then dropped when I first went on bedrest (from 150/90 to 120/60 but I was almost 27 weeks then) and then rose again.

Typically the BP drops in the 2nd trimester and then rises some in third.

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Re : bp drop in 2nd trimester?

Postby sonja » Mon Feb 16, 2004 05:27 pm

They should drop during the second trimester which should mean about 13 weeks. Mine started to raise then - only to about 125/70, but it was still enough of a rise when they should be going down that my OB sent me to a perintologist and I am now on BP meds. I also had pre-eclampsia during my 1st pregnancy, so I think that there was more concern.

Good luck to you.

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Re : bp drop in 2nd trimester?

Postby akemt » Fri Feb 20, 2004 02:02 pm

Here's a quote from "Chesley's Hypertensive Disorders...":

In general, mean arterial pressure declines in the first trimester, reaching a nadir between 16 o 20 weeks' gestation with a return to control values near term. Diastolic pressures decline to a greater extent than systolic pressures, the average mean change being about 10mm Hg. (pg 70)

Sorry, still not good at the whole citing a work stuff[;)]

Oh, and I just looked up Nadir, means "lowest point."

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