Your blood pressure can vary a lot during pregnancy, so don’t be alarmed if you notice your digits climb upward a bit. Chances are you’ll be back in the normal range at your next appointment. According to the National Institutes of Health, elevated blood pressure occurs in about 6 to 8 percent of expectant women in the U.S.—and most of them are first-time mamas.
To keep your numbers in check, aim for 30 minutes of activity every day, and steer clear of foods that are high in salt.
Good to know: A normal blood pressure is around 120/80. High blood pressure is typically anything above 140/90.