Heart & Blood Conditions

Expert reports about Heart & Blood Conditions


INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is high blood pressure during pregnancy?

High blood pressure (or hypertension) in pregnancy is one of the leading causes of death and serious illness in pregnant women and babies worldwide. Therefore, knowing if you have high blood pressure and following all suggestions to treat it and monitor the pregnancy are extremely important.

 

Whenever blood pressure (BP) is checked, there are two numbers that are measured. The top number is the systolic number, which measures when the heart beats. The second number is the diastolic number, which measures when the heart rests. High blood pressure in pregnancy is diagnosed when a woman has either a systolic BP of 140 mmHg or higher, a diastolic BP of 90 mmHg or higher, or when both values are high on two separate blood pressure checks at least 4 hours apart


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