High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

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This two-page handout educates women who are pregnant about the dangers of high blood pressure to themselves and their unborn babies. It explains that blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries with each heartbeat, which then moves blood through the body. It discusses how blood pressure is checked and measured, explaining the systolic and diastolic readings and identifying normal and high blood pressure readings. The document discusses gestational hypertension and describes the health risks associated with it such as preeclampsia or eclampsia, and clarifies the need for blood pressure checks because most people do not have any symptoms. It provides a list of recommendations for things people with high blood pressure can to do to care for their health, and outlines treatment for gestational hypertension.

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Health Information Translations
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
12/27/2017
Record Last Updated:
3/21/2018

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