High blood pressure can be dangerous for both the mother and the fetus and it can cause low birth weight
High blood pressure during pregnancy can be dangerous for both the mother and the fetus, it can harm the mother’s kidneys and other organs, and it can cause low birth weight and early delivery.
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. It can also 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.
Issues for Women – continued:
High Blood Pressure, or Hypertension
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Preventing Problems During Pregnancy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy
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Benefits of Weight Loss
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You owe it to yourself and loved one’s to learn more about the cause of high blood pressure in women. And how to manage blood pressure naturally.
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