What Should I Do to Prevent Gestational Hypertension?

Q:
What should I do to prevent gestational hypertension?

A:
Gestational hypertension is a common situation in pregnant women. If your blood pressure rises during the second half of your pregnancy, you are more likely to get gestational hypertension. The normal blood pressure is 130/80 mm Hg, if your blood pressure is greater than that your arteries will get too much forces. This will cause serious problems to you and your baby.

To prevent gestational hypertension, you can:

  • Do some mild exercises: walking and yoga
  • Take more prenatal vitamins: folic acid and calcium
  • Eat healthy foods: fresh fruits, lean meats, vegetables, and some low-fat dairy products
  • Quit smoking
  • Stop drinking alcohol

You’d better consult you doctor to get more suitable advices.

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