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What are the factors that make it more likely to get gestational hypertension?

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Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Hypertension: First pregnancies, excessive weight gain, history of chronic kidney disease, chronic hypertension, auto-immune disorders, multiple pregnancies, diabetes are just some of the risk factors for the condition. If you have any of the above, it is important to be under close supervision of your obstetrician/perinatologist.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Several: Your risk for gestational diabetes is greater as you age. Your risk is greater if you have had gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy, if you have a first degree relative with diabetes, if you have had a baby over 9 pounds, if you are obese, if you have had a stillbirth, or if you are black or Asian or an american indian.
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