High Blood PressureHigh blood pressure may be physiological or a reaction to stress or anxiety. Your blood pressure will be checked regularly throughout your pregnancy. There are many things you can do to help maintain a healthy blood pressure.
Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy, balanced diet, containing plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Protein is very important in preventing high blood pressure and eclampsia, you need at least 80 grams of protein daily. Limiting red meat can help you maintain a lower blood pressure, make sure you are getting protein from other sources. Salt your food to taste, do not eliminate salt from your diet. Cucumbers help reduce blood pressure. Avoid stress where possible. Instead of coffee, tea, or colas, drink: raspberry leaf, nettles, limeflower or dandelion teas. Juice of half a lemon or lime plus two teaspoons of cream of tartar in a half a cup of water once a day for three days, lowers your blood pressure, if needed, repeat after a break of two days 2–4 capsules of continue for several weeks for the most benefit.
If You Develop Pre–eclampsia
- Include potassium rich foods into your diet (bananas, and lightly cooked potato peel).
- A minimum of 2400 calories a day are required.
- Drink Raw beet juice to balance the sodium/potassium ratio in your blood, about 4 ounces daily.
- Take a B complex daily with 100mg B6 or brewer’s yeast.
Pelvic PainAs your pregnancy continues, the weight of the baby and your changing form may cause pain when your pubic joint expands in preparation for birth.
Regular exercise. Rest when you need it. Warm compresses at the site of pain. May worsen after walking or standing a lot. Maybe worse when you are tired.
InsomniaInsomnia can be caused by a lot of factors: restlessness, the need to urinate, worry, over–stimulation, discomfort, etc.
Avoid stimulants. Eat a few hours before bedtime, making sure your meal is easily digestible. Try warm milk or a calcium and magnesium supplement. Make sure that your room is well ventilated and your bed comfortable. Use extra pillows as needed. Massage of the head and neck may relieve tension. One tablet of Passiflora 6X, Coffea Cruda 6X or Nux Vomica 6X before bed or if you awake in the middle of the night. A few drops of Bach Rescue remedy in water will help you if your are restless. Add two or three drops of essential oil of lavender to a base oil and use it with a massage before bed.