Your blood pressure category is determined by the higher (or most elevated number).
The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories. Very High Range - Stage 2 HypertensionSystolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or highDiastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure). High Range - Stage 1 HypertensionSystolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm HgDiastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm HgIf in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure). Caution Range - PrehypertensionSystolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm HgDiastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg Take action! Normal Range - NormalSystolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm HgDiastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg Perfect!
As an example, a blood pressure of 134/72 mm Hg would fall within the prehypertension category.
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Lisa Nelson RD
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so is not a danger for my baby?
is 132 over 72 normal for a pregnat women. thank you
Yes, a blood pressure greater than 120/80 would be considered elevated. I'd discuss with your doctor (ob/gyn). You are not likely at a level that requires medical intervention, but you could potentially make some diet/lifestyle adjustments to maintain or lower your blood pressure. Your doctor will most likely want to monitor you regularly to ensure your levels don't increase further.