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What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Small babies: Pregnancy-induced hypertension (pih) has several risks associated with it. Because of decreased blood blow to the uterus babies can be small or have low amniotic fluid levels, this increases their risk of distress. Placental abruption or stroke can occur if blood pressures are very high. Pih is also a risk factor for developing pre-eclampsia or eclampsia.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
It can affect the: Fetus' growth & complicate delivery amongst other things.
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
Fetus & mother: Fetus: slow growth & development, prematurity, death mother: kidney disease, liver disease, anemia, bleeding, seizures, coma, death. Note: most cases are mild and can be managed very effectively. Close followup is needed with your obstetrician!

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A 26-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: In the sense that it is an issue that needs to be managed during pregnancy. Usually pregnancy induced hypertension is either preeclampsia or not. If it is preeclampsia, then you need to determine if it is mild or severe. If it is gestational hypertension then as long as your blood pressure is controlled and the baby's growth is ok, then you can deliver at 39 to 40 weeks.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
High Blood Pressure: There are four types of high blood pressure (hypertension) that can occur in pregnancy: preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension. Please see this link for complete info: http://bit.Ly/extems.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No one knows: There have been many theories, but no one knows what causes pregnancy induced hypertension.

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