I want to comment on something that I believe is making a difference in this pregnancy.
I began having high blood pressure readings at the OB at about 26 weeks. When I would lie down for 5 minutes, they would return to normal. I had two readings like this, the other one being at 29 weeks.
These two readings put me in a slightly higher risk group, and also, I have been having a high heart rate and many symptoms of out of breath, grabbing counters, etc.
I have learned to go slower and also sit when I know I'm getting out of breath. I've monitored my blood pressure for the past three weeks. About 1.5 weeks ago I began juicing 1 beet, 4 celery, and about 4 carrots, drinking this twice per day. I believe now that some parsley is added, and I have worked up to a pint total. Beet juice was particularly recommended from two different sources for hypertension. I feel I have noticed a more downward trend in my blood pressure, doing this. I have gotten some readings at around 115/65 many times in the past week or so, and I wasn't able to have this, even resting more than I am now, before this juice was added to my diet.
I am also taking 1-2 valerian before bed, not every night but some nights. I also take calcium lactate at dinner, and then magnesium and potassium with the valerian later, before bed. My heart is generally not as thumpy any longer.
It's not that I can be much more physical, although I have noticed I can do more as long as I keep it real slow, and at my resting rate it is getting much better.
Oh, and I passed my blood pressure reading this time, 135/85. That was actually high for me for the past two weeks, but definitely better than what I was doing. So the trend is getting definitely better.
The only thing I've shared here that I extend caution is valerian. I have gotten advice from a midwife for that. IMO, it needs to be investigated on a personal basis