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Hypertensions In Pregnancy - Know Forms Of It!

Dr. Geetam Bharti 89% (33 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ex senior resident reproductive biology
Gynaecologist, Patna
Hypertensions In Pregnancy - Know Forms Of It!

Hypertension or high blood pressure is common in pregnant women, even in those who have no previous history of high blood pressure. This leads to complications in about 6% to 10% of all pregnancies around the world. High blood pressure may develop before or after conception and as such needs special medical attention.
Hypertension prevents sufficient flow of blood to the placenta and this inhibits the normal growth of the fetus. This could result in low birth weight of the child. However, if diagnosed in time and treated properly, hypertension does not affect the child's health too much.

There are various types of hypertension during pregnancies, such as:

1.        Gestational hypertension

This type of hypertension is developed about 20 weeks after conception. There is no abnormality in urine or any signs of other organ damage (as is common with hypertension during pregnancy) but the condition can worsen and complicate very quickly. Pregnant women below the age of 20 and above the age of 40 are often diagnosed with high levels of blood pressure. Women who have heart or kidney conditions before pregnancy and women carrying more than one child are also likely to develop gestational hypertension.

2.        Chronic hypertension

Chronic hypertension is high blood pressure which develops around 20 weeks before conception and does not normalize within 12 weeks after childbirth. The patient may also have been suffering from high blood pressure for a long time but the complications appear only during pregnancy because high blood pressure rarely exhibits symptoms without an associated condition.

3.        Chronic hypertension superimposed with Preeclampsia

Women who have hypertension before pregnancy may develop even higher blood pressure levels during pregnancy. This leads to several health disorders like frequent headaches, fatigue and depression. Sometimes, protein is found in the urine.

4.        Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is often a serious complication of gestational pregnancy and affects about 5% to 7% of all pregnancies globally. Gestational pregnancy does not always develop into preeclampsia but it needs to be diagnosed and treated in time to avoid the complication. Women who have conceived for the first time or have a history of hypertension in the family are at a greater risk of preeclampsia. The symptoms of the condition are throbbing headaches, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, pain in the upper abdominal region and shortness of breath.
 



 

Hi Sir, my wife is 23 weeks pregnant, she is losing little water through vagina, sir is it normal or it can be harmful for our baby, and what precautions should we take. Sir please suggest me. thank you.

Dr. Padmini Prasad 86% (36 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DABS, FCSEPI Mumbai
Gynaecologist, Chennai
If it is leakage of liquor (water sarrounding the baby) you have to visit your gynaecologist immediately. It can lead to premature delivery.
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If I menstruated on 30th November and had sex on 10th I'm I likely to get pregnant n when are my safe periods My cycle is a 28 days cycle.

Dr. Padmini Prasad 86% (36 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DABS, FCSEPI Mumbai
Gynaecologist, Chennai
If I menstruated on 30th November and had sex on 10th I'm I likely to get pregnant n when are my safe periods My cycl...
Middle ten days of your cycle (28 days) are risk days (for pregnancy) Remaining day are safe periods (few days before and after periods)
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If I had unprotected sex on the day I was ovulating, but took a plan B pill afterwards, how likely it is that I will become pregnant?

Dr. Padmini Prasad 86% (36 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DABS, FCSEPI Mumbai
Gynaecologist, Chennai
If I had unprotected sex on the day I was ovulating, but took a plan B pill afterwards, how likely it is that I will ...
5-10 present chances If tablet (emergency contraception) is taken with 72 hour after intercourse it usually prevents pregnancy. Failure can happen you have to watch for the missing period.
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I am 27 year old my baby passed away just three months before because of heart complication so it is safe to be pregnant earlier?

Dr. Sujatha Rajnikanth 90% (534 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics & Gynecology), (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I am 27 year old my baby passed away just three months before because of heart complication so it is safe to be pregn...
Hi lybrate-user Sorry for your loss. Yes, you can conceive. Start taking Folic acid tablets. And you can try for pregnancy. Take care.
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Hello, I have tested 3 times with kit. There is a two line but one line is very light and I have suffered from pcos and thyroid is also 4.88.am I pregnant?

Dr. Sujatha Rajnikanth 90% (534 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics & Gynecology), (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hello, I have tested 3 times with kit. There is a two line but one line is very light and I have suffered from pcos a...
If there are 2 lines, then you are pregnant. Sometimes the kit strength varies. But 2 lines means pregnant.
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I'm 6 week pregnant and from last 3 days suffered by sialoadenite with Mumps. Is it harmful for my child? Should I abort fetus? Is their any adverse effect on my pregnancy? Please help.

Dr. Gitanjali 94% (2727 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I'm 6 week pregnant and from last 3 days suffered by sialoadenite with Mumps. Is it harmful for my child? Should I ab...
You need not go for abortion, mumps infection during early pregnancy does not cause any fetal anamoly ,but there is a slightly increased chance of spontaneous abortion in patients with mumps. Therefore take adequate rest and hydration, continue Medicines as advised by your doctor.
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I am 37 years old and 16th week of pregnancy. I am feeling pain at upper part of vagina from last 1 week during walking, standing up. Is it serious?

Dr. Gitanjali 94% (2727 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 37 years old and 16th week of pregnancy. I am feeling pain at upper part of vagina from last 1 week during walki...
During pregnancy relaxin hormone is secreted ,it loosens pelvic joints and ligaments to facilitate normal delivery ,pain in upper vagina is due to loosening of public joint due to this hormone during pregnancy. This is a normal phenomenon. But still consult your doctor.
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I am 1 month and 20 days pregnant woman aged 30 years. My TSH is 3.152. I had never before any thyroid history. Now I am worried whether will it affect on my upcoming child?

Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 93% (15469 ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Dharwad
I am 1 month and 20 days pregnant woman aged 30 years. My TSH is 3.152. I had never before any thyroid history. Now I...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Madam Ideally TSH should be maintained in the following levels during gestation period: 1 st Trimester: 0.2 to 2.5 mU/L, 2nd Trimester 0.2 to 3.0 m/L 3rd Trimester 0.3 to 3.0 mU/L. Considering these levels, your curreent level is higher than recommended. So it is better if Levothyroxine is taken in required dosage and TSH is brought down to desired level. It is essential to maintain TSH in the recommended range for proper development of fetus and normal delivery. Thanks.
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