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Can pregnancy-induced hypertension have a negative effects on my baby?

Can pregnancy-induced hypertension have a negative effects on my baby?

Maybe: Preeclampsia is harmful to you and your baby and should be treated (and you should be delivered as soon as is safe). Once the baby is delivered, medications should be chosen that won't cross into the milk , if you are breast feeding. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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How do I deal with pregnancy induced hypertension after having eclampsia during my first child delivery? She is carrying another pregnancy now .

How do I deal with pregnancy induced  hypertension after having eclampsia  during my first child delivery?  She is carrying another pregnancy now .

Let OB know: Today's technology is good at handling pregnancy induced hypertension, but clearly having eclampsia during your first pregnancy puts you at huge risk for the second child. Letting your OB know, making all appointments, following advice closely, and letting the OB know of any fluctuations in your condition will help the most. Also complying with any special instructions, and taking meds correctly. ...Read more

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When does a lady starts having sex again after she has lost her baby through Pregnancy induced hypertension?

When does a lady starts having sex again after she has lost her baby through Pregnancy induced hypertension?

Depends: She should not have sex until she is emotionally ready and that is going to be a personal decision. Physically if there were no injuries during delivery she may be intimate when she is ready. If she does not want to be pregnant at this time she should use birth control. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

Still a mystery: My OB chairman told us this about a famous hospital where pioneers in pregnancy worked and studied complications like toxemia. It was called chicago lying-in hospital; it evolved into labor and delivery of the u chicago medical center. Nearby is a row of plaques of famous researchers. There is one for the person who discovers the cause of preeclampsia. After all of these years, it is still empty. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the causes of pregnancy-induced hypertension?

PIH: 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. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Should I be concerned about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Yes: This process can cause harm to the baby and kill the mother. It is something that should be closely managed with meds and followup. ...Read more

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Does my weight have an impact on pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Does my weight have an impact on pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Yes: Certainly, there are risk factors identified for pih (pregnancy-induced hypertension). Women at higher risk for developing pih are teens, african-american women, and those struggling with obesity. ...Read more

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What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the complications associated with pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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! ...Read more

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What are the treatments for pregnancy-induced hypertension?

What are the treatments for pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Beta blockade : Need to assess for preeclampsia/correct electrolyte or magnesium abnormalities. Hypertension exacerbated by increased intravascular volume. Beta-blockers, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, Aldomet (methyldopate) are among the drugs of first resort. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?

How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?

High blood pressure: A blood pressure over 140/90 with or without edema, excessive sudden weight gain, lab abnormalities, headache not relieved by tylenol, (acetaminophen) upper abdominal pain, vision disturbances, seizure or stroke. The most important sign is elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause hellp syndrome?

No: Pih includes both gestational hypertension, which is a benign condition where the woman's blood pressure increases slightly without the associated proteinuria, edema or lab abnormalities found in pre-eclampsia. Hellp syndrome is a variant of severe pre-eclampsia characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low-platelets. Blood pressure may be high as well. ...Read more

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How does a biophysical profile help pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Doesn't help: A biophysical profile tests how the preeclampsia is affecting the fetus ( a test of fetal well being). ...Read more

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I'm confused please help me learn about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

I'm confused please help me learn about pregnancy-induced hypertension?

Pre-eclampsia: Preeclampsia is defined as high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a woman who previously had normal blood pressure. Even a slight increase in blood pressure may be a sign of preeclampsia. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious complications for both you and your baby. If you have preeclampsia, the only cure is delivery. The cause is unknown! ...Read more

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Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Does pregnancy-induced hypertension cause placental abruption?

Yes: High blood pressure, whether present before pregnancy or whether it develops during pregnancy, does increase a woman's risk for abruption. But most women with high blood pressure never have an abruption. ...Read more

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Acute antihypertensive therapy in pregnancy-induced hypertension: is nicardipine the answer?

Acute antihypertensive therapy in pregnancy-induced hypertension: is nicardipine the answer?

Not my first choice: Nicardipine is pregnancy category c. Typically we use IV labetolol, Hydralazine and PO nidepine as first line agents. There is some data using nicardipine i v . It is alternative to other agents. I would use if other agents contraindicated or did not work. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more