Understanding Hypertension in Pregnant Women!

By HealthSignz | Published: November 3rd, 2017

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Nothing can be better than having a healthy pregnancy as it is the most beautiful phase of a woman’s life. However, it is important for the mother to understand signs and symptoms that indicate a health-related issue. Read further to understand how does high blood pressure affects pregnant women.

Pregnancy is the most wonderful phase that can be experienced by women. However, this is the phase when they are worried the most about their unborn child. Many times, due to known or unknown reasons, the blood pressure increases and if not detected on time can be life-threatening for the mother and child as well. High blood pressure or hypertension can affect the mother’s kidneys and other organs. Whereas, its effect on the baby is low birth weight or early birth.

One of the most common and severe condition due to hypertension in pregnant women is called as Preeclampsia. In this condition, high blood pressure affects the placenta and causes fetal complications like low birth weight, premature delivery, or stillbirth.

A few common signs and symptoms that indicate hypertension in pregnant women are:

  • Constant headaches
  • Excessive swelling of hands and feet
  • Decreased urine output
  • Blurred vision
  • Generalized seizures of eclampsia, please note that this happens in the severe form and needs immediate medical attention

To conclude, it is very important to follow a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy for a healthy and smooth delivery. Also, if there is anything that makes you feel uncomfortable, immediately consult your healthcare provider to prevent further complications.

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