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Is gestational hypertension dangerous to the baby?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Needs surveillance: When a woman has high blood pressure in pregnancy, it may cause less blood to flow to the placenta. The fetus receives less of the oxygen and nutrients it needs. This can cause the growth of the fetus to slow down. You may need periodic BP check to make sure you dont have any complications and the baby is growing appropriately.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes it can be: Closely follow with your ob.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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