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Pregnant Hypertension Complication Birth
Management helps: A woman who develops high blood pressure during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has some different risks than one whose blood pressure becomes elevated after 20 weeks. An OB might refer either one to a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist for consultation and ultrasound studies. Those visits will help develop a plan for evaluation of the woman and fetus and for treatment and timing of delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
I been diagnosed with hypertension but am not on anything for it yet can I use birth control and will it still protect me from getting pregnant?
See your doctor: Birth-control will still work if you have hypertension. Hypertension medicines don't keep birth-control pills from working. But birth control pills can make your hypertension worse. Also, the combination of hypertension and birth-control pills can increase the risk of stroke and other problems--especially if you smoke or have diabetes. Your doc knows your history and can advise. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Cardiology, GYN: Primary pulmonary hypertension is one of the rare conditions that makes specialists in mfm and cardiology say, "don't get pregnant" some studies have shown that around half the women with it die during or shortly after pregnancy. Women should 1) see their heart specialist for regular exams and get records, 2) visit their gynecologists for birth control, 3) ask them to collaborate on care and meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PCOS: can slightly increase your risks of early termination, etc. but should be limited risk if you work closely with your doctors. ...Read more
Hard to say: Some women experience this...Why is not completely understood. Follow with your physician do your BP can be treated and you can prevent long term adverse events. Exercise, weight loss & low sodium diet could also potentially reverse your hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inherited: You generally inherit a predisposition to become hypertensive from your parents. When it acutually shows up as hypertension in you is variable, but typically as a yourn adult or in middle age. ...Read more
No: If your hypertension is well controlled, it isn't terribly dangerous to get pregnant. You should see your Ob for a pre-conception visit to make sure the blood pressure medications you are on are ok for pregnancy. You will have a higher risk for some complications of pregnancy such as pre-eclampsia but these can be managed in a way that keeps both you and the baby safe. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause / level of BP: Mild high blood pressure may get better early in pregnancy. Hypertension is caused by kidney disease in up to 10% of patients and if kidney function is significantly impaired there is serious risk for miscarriage and pregnancy complications including pre-eclampsia. No matter what the cause, BP needs to be controlled sometimes with medication. A specialist in high risk pregnancy may be needed. ...Read more
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