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How does hbp affect a pregnancy?

I found out a few months ago that i have high blood pressure& just recently df & i have decided that we are going to have another baby, i know that some women get it while pg but never knew how bad it can be for them? Anyone here have it or had it while pg? I currently take meds & i do have it controlled.


Asked by gabby06 at 11:50 PM on Oct. 3, 2010 in Health

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  • Although many pregnant women with high blood pressure have healthy babies without serious problems, high blood pressure can be dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. Women with pre-existing, or chronic, high blood pressure are more likely to have certain complications during pregnancy than those with normal blood pressure. However, some women develop high blood pressure while they are pregnant (often called gestational hypertension).

    The effects of high blood pressure range from mild to severe. High blood pressure can harm the mother's kidneys and other organs, and it can cause low birth weight and early delivery. In the most serious cases, the mother develops preeclampsia--or "toxemia of pregnancy"--which can threaten the lives of both the mother and the fetus.

    Answer by Congenial at 3:01 AM on Oct. 4, 2010