High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Referred to as hypertension to the excessive increase in high blood pressure During pregnancy in artery, it may happen that mother present problems of high blood pressure, which can occur in different types, so it is recommended that mother take the voltage every month when it has reached the second trimester of pregnancy.

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood on the wall of the blood vessels of the body.

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

What are the types of hypertension that may occur in pregnancy?

• Chronic hypertension

This hypertension develops until the mother reaches the 20th week of pregnancy or may even be present before conception. This type of hypertension does not disappear after childbirth.

• Transient or gestational hypertension

This type of hypertension occurs on the third trimester of pregnancy, its intensity varies depending on each patient, there is no existence of protein in the urine.Gestational or transient hypertension disappears after childbirth automatically.

• Preeclampsia

This type of high blood pressure, also known as toxemia, can bring serious health problems for the mother and baby if you don't receive the proper treatment. Preeclampsia develops after the 20th week of pregnancy, the patient presents protein in the urine and disappears after childbirth.

What are the risk factors for pre-eclampsia?
  • Women who have any or some of the following characteristics have one higher risk ofpre-eclampsia:
  1. Diabetes
  2. Obesity
  3. A history of pre-eclampsia
  4. Chronic hypertension
  5. Renal disease
You should see a doctor if you have any or some of these symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Vision of black 
  • spotsIntolerance to light
  • DrowsinessPersistent 
  • nauseaDecreased 
  • fetal activity
  • Blood pressure equal to or greater than 140/90 mm Hg