Hypertension in pregnancy- Treatment

The approach to a hypertensive mum depends on how high the blood pressure is, the gestational age and whether there are complications or not. In early gestation if the blood pressure is not very high, there are no complications and the baby's growth is thought to be unaffected, the mother can be given blood pressure medications which allow baby growth. This approach involves strict monitoring of blood pressure and taking regular blood tests. When the blood pressure is very high or complications have developed regardless of the gestation, delivery is recommended in order to reverse the effects and prevent further deterioration. You may be given blood pressure medication and a special drug to prevent fits from occurring or recurring.

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