Lower Blood Pressure and Raise Amniotic Fluid Levels

Assumption: If you cannot control your blood pressure with diet and exercise during pregnancy, your only other option is medication.

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This study demonstrates that immersion in water can lower blood pressure and raise amniotic fluid levels during pregnancy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24866348

My Views:
This is great news for women who want to avoid medication during pregnancy, but who realize the risks of high blood pressure or are afraid of low amniotic fluid.  Unfortunately, both blood pressure and amniotic fluids started returning to their baseline levels 30 minutes after immersion, so this is not a long-term fix.  I’d like to see further studies about how water can be utilized in pregnancy, though.  This is a great start!

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