Hypertension in Pregnancy is a form of high blood pressure that occurs during pregnancy. Unlike chronic hypertension, this type of hypertension occurs only during pregnancy. It usually occurs after 20 weeks of gestation. Obesity, aged pregnancy and adolescent pregnancy are common causes of hypertension in pregnancy. Symptoms are:
• High blood pressure
• Swelling of hands and feet
• Protein in urine
HOW IS HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANCY DIAGNOSED?
It is important to visit a Gynaecologist/Homeopathy/Cardiologist on a regular basis and monitoring the blood pressure to keep it under check. In many cases, the doctor may perform a Nonstress Test' to check the baby’s movement.
HOW IS HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANCY TREATED?
Hypertension in Pregnancy is a delicate matter and to treat this condition, the doctor will prescribe medication to keep the blood pressure under control.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypertension in pregnancy is more common during a woman's first pregnancy and in women whose mothers or sisters had it. The risk of hypertension is higher in women carrying multiple babies, in teenage mothers and in women older than 40 years of age. Other women at risk include those who had high blood pressure or kidney disease before they became pregnant.