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How high is too high?

My blood pressure has been very normal throughout my pregnancy(110/70 in this range somewhere). I am 34 weeks today and the last couple of times I have checked my bp its been in the 130-140/70-80. I am just curious how high should it be before I call the doc?

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Asked by pink410panther2 at 4:51 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • It is normal for your blood pressure to fluctuate, and while 130-140/70-80 isn't extremely high, you should definitely monitor it. I had pre-eclampsia with my first pregnancy and it sort of came out of nowhere. I had been tired with really swollen feet but it was summer and I was 7 1/2 months pregnant so I figured it was fine. Then I went to a routine visit with my midwife and got sent to the hospital. My BP was something like 178/90. I ended up being induced 3 weeks early and was on bed rest in the hospital from that doctor's visit until delivery. Honestly, I would say you should call your doctor. Better safe than sorry. :-) Good luck!

    Answer by MamaApril2 at 4:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I have hypertention and they tell me no to call until it reaches 160/ 90 or higher.... either number.... but i would also say if u feel sick or dizzy to call them

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Your cuff may not be accurate

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • mine runs in the same range as your normal bp & latley it's been fluctuating the same as yours, into the 130s & up.. my ob says i'm okay

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 5:02 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Anything over 160 or 90. Either number you should call your Dr. Also if you get dizzy like the pp said or get a unexplained headache. Laying on your left side helps keep your bp down. Keep an eye out for swelling too.

    Answer by sadira29 at 7:06 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

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