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Can high blood pressure be bad during pregnancy?

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MichelleWMama2B

Asked by MichelleWMama2B at 3:33 AM on Oct. 22, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Sorry, I'll add, in what ways can it be bad during pregnancy??
    MichelleWMama2B

    Answer by MichelleWMama2B at 3:43 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • You are at risk for preeclampsia which in some cases the mother has to be induced because it puts the baby in danger. What risks do preeclampsia and other forms of high blood pressure pose for a pregnant woman and her fetus?
    Without treatment, severe preeclampsia can damage a woman’s kidneys, liver and brain. All forms of high blood pressure increase the risk for pregnancy complications. However, the risk of complications is highest in women with chronic high blood pressure accompanied by preeclampsia
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:51 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Low birthweight: High blood pressure can constrict the blood vessels in the uterus. This can affect the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the placenta, which nourishes the fetus. When this occurs before term, it can slow the fetus’s growth, sometimes resulting in the birth of a low-birthweight baby (less than 5½ pounds).


    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Premature delivery (before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy): Some women develop severe high blood pressure or other symptoms of worsening preeclampsia, despite treatment. Some of these women may require early delivery to prevent severe complications to mother and baby, sometimes resulting in the birth of a premature and low-birthweight baby. These babies are at increased risk for health problems during the newborn period and lasting disabilities, such as learning problems and cerebral palsy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Placental abruption: The placenta separates partially or completely from the uterine wall before delivery. Severe abruption can cause heavy bleeding and shock, which are dangerous for both mother and baby. The most common symptom of abruption is vaginal bleeding after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A pregnant woman always should report any vaginal bleeding to her health care provider immediately.

    Preeclampsia can quickly progress to a life-threatening condition called eclampsia, causing seizures and, sometimes, coma. Fortunately, eclampsia is rare in women who receive regular prenatal care.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • The blood pressure reading is given as two numbers, with the top number representing the systolic and bottom number the diastolic pressure (for example, 110/80). A systolic reading of 140 or higher, or a diastolic reading of 90 or higher, is considered high blood pressure. Because blood pressure can go up and down during the day, health care providers often re-check a high reading to determine if a woman truly has high blood pressure.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • I DONT THINK SHE WANTED SOMETHING THAT WAS GOOGLED, SHE COULD HAVE DONT THAT HERSELF.


    high blood pressure can be bad, but just mention it to your Doctor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:01 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

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