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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Gestational Hypertension

Gestational hypertension: Some women just get high blood pressure near the end of pregnancy. They don't have any other associated symptoms. This condition does not cause any problems for you or your baby, but it can increase the risk that you will develop high blood pressure later in life. Gestational hypertension can also turn into PIH.

This condition doesn't need any treatment. But it can be hard to tell this condition from early or mild preeclampsia, so your doctor will monitor you very closely to make sure your high blood pressure does not turn into PIH. Your blood pressure will go back to normal within a few weeks after you have your baby, but you are more likely to develop chronic high blood pressure later in life.

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