Hypertension during pregnancy

Hypertension during pregnancy should be taken seriously.

The regular monitoring of blood pressure is an important part of antenatal care. Constant blood pressure values of 140/90 mmHg and above are regarded as elevated. Hypertension in pregnant women can lead to brain seizures (eclampsia) and growth and developmental disorders in the unborn child. During pregnancy, the doctor will order the patient to observe general measures such as rest, bed rest and avoiding stress before any treatment involving medication. At any rate, close medical care is necessary.

The self-monitoring of blood pressure is particularly recommended during pregnancy. In pregnant women, blood pressure values are highest in the evening and at night.

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