Help Keep Women With Gestational Hypertension Safe
Questions will come up about managing gestational hypertension, a type of high blood pressure that can occur during pregnancy.
These women have normal blood pressure before pregnancy...but develop BPs of 140/90 mmHg or higher AFTER 20 weeks' gestation. This can increase risk of premature birth, low birth weight, and infant death.
Gestational hypertension can also lead to a severe condition called preeclampsia...or other problems with mom.