Answer: try these remedies STEP 1 Talk to your doctor about the medications you’re currently taking. Some medications can cause increases in blood pressure. If so, he may prescribe an alternate medication or determine whether you can avoid taking it until after you deliver. STEP 2 Limit or eliminate fried foods. Continuous consumption of fried foods or foods highly concentrated in oil can cause oil to build up in your arteries. A buildup in your arteries narrows the path of blood flow, thus increasing your blood pressure. If you consume fried foods, balance the meal with fresh vegetables (i.e., fried chicken with a salad instead of french fries). STEP 3 Monitor your salt intake. The daily limit for consumption of salt is 2,400 mg; however, limiting your intake to 1,500 mg has shown significant results in lowering blood pressure. STEP 4 Maintain a healthy weight and increase physical activity whenever possible. Doing so strengthens your heart and cardiovascular system, which enables your body to pump your blood more efficiently. STEP 5 Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol. Smoking and drinking puts stress on your heart and it is dangerous to your baby. STEP 6 Increase your potassium by taking dietary supplements or eating foods rich in potassium. It is recommended to take 2,000 mg of potassium in a dietary supplement. Foods rich in potassium include bananas, orange juice, avocados, cantaloupe, tomatoes and chicken. STEP 7 Learn relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises or yoga to lower your stress levels and help to stabilize your blood pressure.