In this article, we will discuss Pregnancy related Hypertension. So, let’s get started.
Pregnancy related Hypertension
1. Gestational hypertension is defined as transient hypertension occurring after 20 weeks of gestation in the absence of pre-existing chronic hypertension or proteinuria. Such women need close observation.
2. Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) means a previously normotensive woman develops hypertension (≥140/90 mmHg) after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Pregnancy induced hypertension is the earliest sign of pre-eclampsia syndrome. Increasing blood pressure as above pre pregnant BP during first half of pregnancy is more important than any exact figure. In pregnant women, BP should be measured in sitting position and at least two readings six hours apart must be taken before labeling the patient as hypertensive. BP after delivery returns to normal.
3. Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia: Refer link Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia