High Blood Pressure/ Hypertension: Preeclampsia in Pregnancy

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, complicate up to 10% of pregnancies, constituting one of the greatest causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide.
As leaders in women’s health care, ob-gyns play a leading role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertension in pregnancy and preeclampsia.

Preeclampsia is a serious condition that typically starts after the 20th week of pregnancy; high blood pressure is a main contributing factor or symptom. In addition to high blood pressure you may show increases in protein in your urine as well a blood disorders. As part of your care, we monitor your blood pressure and urine carefully at each visit.

 

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