Low Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

Updated at: Aug 14, 2018
Low Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

Is hypertension or high and low blood pressure, a serious problem in pregnant women? Find out in the article about the things one should be careful of when pregnant.

Editorial Team
Heart HealthWritten by: Editorial TeamPublished at: Aug 14, 2018

When a woman is pregnant, she often gets worried about the slightest things including a mild feeling of vertigo. Truth be told, one should be careful but not worried all the time. Here are some things a pregnant woman should be careful of. 

Unlike hypertension or high blood pressure, a woman suffering from low blood pressure during pregnancy is not a matter of great concern for the health of the mother or the baby.

Causes and Risk Factors

  • Insufficient intake of fluids can cause dehydration affecting the flow of blood.
  • Lying down, sitting and standing positions for a long duration can affect blood flow. Pregnancy causes blood to pool in your legs and lower half of the body in order to sufficiently provide flow of nutrients to the fetus.
  • Being outdoors in hot and humid conditions can cause low blood pressure.


  • Nausea.
  • Vision problems.
  • Dizziness.


Low blood pressure may or may not need any medical aid as it can be solved with simple measures such as:

If it is caused due to dehydration, more intakes of fluids should be taken along with intravenous fluids as per doctor’s advice.

  • Regular medium paced exercise as per doctor’s advice.
  • Avoiding jerky movements or sudden change of positions.
  • Slight increased intake of salt may help.

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