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High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

High blood pressure and pregnancy is not essentially a dangerous condition.

Here’s some what you must know to take care of yourself and your baby.

CAUSES

If your mother experienced high blood pressure while she was pregnant with you, you are prone to get it during pregnancy. You are also at a risk of getting it if the mother of your baby’s father had it. If you already having high blood pressure when you get pregnant raises your chance of getting pre-eclampsia.

Preeclampsia starts as the placenta does not grow up the usual network of blood vessels, going deep in the wall of the uterus. This leads to restricted blood flow in the placenta.

TREATMENT

Your doctor should be prescribing additional monitoring, blood – urine tests and possibly, treatment depending on how high your blood pressure is. Along with the treatment of your Blood pressure, you may have scans too to check how your baby is growing. If you had high blood pressure before you conceived, your doctor will prescribe medication to maintain your blood pressure below 150/100. If you were on medication before you became pregnant, it should be regularly monitored. It’s also best to keep your salt intake low. Depending on your individual case, your doctor may arrange extra antenatal checks for you.

Comments ( 2 )

  1. User
    September 20, 2015 at 1:11 PM
    I am 36week+5days pregnant. My bp got shoot up from 110/70 to 130/90. Please suggest ways to keep it under control.
  2. September 21, 2015 at 8:31 PM
    Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Single reading of blood pressure that too 130-90 is not to be worried about.
    Check your blood pressure again and get a urine albumin test done.
    If blood pressure is still high ie more than or 140.90, or urine albumin positive with or without other symptoms seek advice of your doctor.
    If it's normal as 130.90 or less second time also, just take rest, plenty of fluids and can go for salt restriction.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
    Stay connected to MediMetry for regular tips on safe & healthy pregnancy!

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