How to lower blood pressure naturally @ 37 weeks?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I Googled this myself last week, and what I took most from what I read was to A) get moderate exercise (which you’re doing), B) take deep breaths and be sure to keep stress at bay, and C) eat dark chocolate.  I don’t know about you, but I can definitely FEEL it when I’m stressed and my BP starts to rise, so those deep breaths really help. And nothing wrong with eating a little dark chocolate at the end of the night!

Of course, I have no BP numbers to back any of this up. Just sharing what I’d read. I think tea helps, but caffeine otherwise is bad.

Good luck in keeping things low-key til you’re all done!!

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t really have any tips, but I just wanted to say that I’m thinking about you!  Hoping your blood pressure goes down and blurry vision stays far, far away.  Fortunately, this is happeneing at 37 weeks though, and not earlier.  Thinking of you!!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You’re probably already doing these things since you’re pregnant, but avoid coffee or any extra caffeine, alcohol, and try to eat a low sodium diet.

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, there’s not much to do at this point. Keep up whatever activity level youre comfortable with and try and relax as much as you can, but don’t agressively salt restrict (can lead to dehydration, which is way riskier to you and your baby than mild gestational hypertension). Mild hypertension is very common at your stage, and the only thing to do is monitor it and be aware of warning symptoms, which you are!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Cucumber, celery, and lots of lean protein. Oatmeal, as a previous poster said. I had the same thing happen at 36 weeks and I really focused extra on what I was eating. Bp is back to normal! Google the Brewer diet. He has great info on preventing hypertension in pregnancy.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I average 117/75 but on occasion during anxiety (doctors offices) and stress I can go up to 150s-160s/100s!

Walking a lot

Avoid caffiene (even chocolate)

Eat Celery!!!!! It is proven to work

Get enough sleep

If you drink too much water, your BP can actually rise, as does having a full bladder. (You still need water though, so not sure what to do about this other than to have an empty bladder before you are seen when possible)

Avoid sodium rich foods

Don’t add salt to anything

Hot showers temporarily lower BP

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Also, you’re BP levels are that bad at all…you are mid-normal. I wouldn’t worry. Unless they find proteins in your urine or you have crazy symptoms such as nose bleeds, headaches, blurry vision, fainting…theres nothing they will do

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Honestly? Nothing really. Any pregnant person will tell you that. My BP got high towards the end and the only thing that helped was I stopped working a week before my c-section date but that was because my BP was high due to my extremely stressful job. Just rest as much as you can and unless it gets crazy high I wouldn’t worry about it. 

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