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.
Yes. Depending on the severity it can lead to stunted growth, medically induced prematurity, etc.

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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.

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...

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...

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...
By monitoring BP. Pih is so common it is part of the routine screening of all ob's. The BP is taken & urine is screened for any evidence of the disorder. If hypertension begins to show, it is treated. However, some cased come on suddenly on or near time for delivery & some require extraordinary measured for control, up to and including premature delivery to save mom's life. Read more...

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...
We don't think so. Generally speaking, our best understanding of this process is an activation of the coagulation cascade, not hypertension. Research into this condition continues, and our explanations will get better as the science evolves. Read more...

How does a biophysical profile help pregnancy-induced hypertension?

It doesn't. A biophysical profile (bpp) is not performed to help gestational hypertensive disorders, but to assess fetal well being. The bpp is an evaluation for signs of uteroplacental insufficiency, a complication of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. If there are signs of deterioration in the fetal status, early delivery may be indicated. Read more...
Doesn't help. A biophysical profile tests how the preeclampsia is affecting the fetus ( a test of fetal well being). Read more...

What is pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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. Read more...