How to cope with low blood pressure during pregnancy
Low blood pressure is very common in pregnancy and usually it is not of concern. Fit, healthy women generally have blood pressure that is low, combine this with pregnancy and it gets even lower. If the blood pressure becomes too low for the heart to pump blood effectively to the vital organs, fainting occurs which quickly fixes the problem.
Low blood pressure becomes problematic when it interferes with daily life. Tram or train rides with prolonged standing can lead to dizziness or fainting. Unfortunately there aren’t too many solutions, the progesterone in pregnancy means that veins don’t contract as well to return the blood to the head where it is needed.