Normal blood pressure is considered an indicator in the range from 100/60 to 130/80 mm Hg.St. Women bears a child the blood pressure can deviate from the norm by 10%, and both the larger and smaller side.
In the first trimester of pregnancy most women face such a problem as hypotension – low blood pressure. Its main symptoms – dizziness and drowsiness. The reason for such ailments can be hormonal changes in the body. This is most clearly the symptoms of hypotension are observed in the morning. Many people mistakenly believe that low blood pressure is safe, but it's not. In the period of pregnancy hypotension may lead to placental insufficiency. This means that the baby will suffer from lack of oxygen and nutrients.
In the second half of pregnancy, some women experience high blood pressure. This is because blood volume increases by about one liter and the end of term pregnancy on all six. Symptoms of high blood pressure include severe headache, dizziness, blurred vision, heart palpitations and tinnitus. But it also happens that high blood pressure does not cause any inconvenience and to diagnose it very difficult. If the tonometer will show a strong pressure drop or amounts equal to 140/90 mm. art. and above, then it is a good reason to urgently see a doctor. The fact that too high blood pressure can cause a number of irreversible processes in the organism of the unborn child. In the first trimester of pregnancy can damage the placental bed, which often leads to miscarriage. Later high blood pressure can cause delay in the development of the baby, bleeding, placental insufficiency, placental abruption, in rare cases, fetal death.
Those women who have the pressure surges, it is recommended to monitor this indicator. In good General health is sufficient to measure the pressure once every seven days. If the General condition of the pregnant woman is not very good: there are dizziness, headache, etc., to measure blood pressure is often. If performance has deviated from the norm, then you need to go to the doctor. A pregnant woman needs to understand that blood pressure is one of the most important indicators of her health and the health of the child.