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Why does my doctor measure my blood pressure so closely in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sudden Increase n BP

Blood pressure can be a silent & deadly problem & you can have it & never know.
Some pregnant ladies have an unexplained increase in blood pressure that reaks havoc on their body and can cause the placenta to begin to age too rapidly & provide less nutrition to baby. A babies growth may slow down & mom's kidneys can start to fail, with seizures & coma a possibility. U want this picked up early.

In brief: Sudden Increase n BP

Blood pressure can be a silent & deadly problem & you can have it & never know.
Some pregnant ladies have an unexplained increase in blood pressure that reaks havoc on their body and can cause the placenta to begin to age too rapidly & provide less nutrition to baby. A babies growth may slow down & mom's kidneys can start to fail, with seizures & coma a possibility. U want this picked up early.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Preeclampsia

The whole prenatal visit is structured looking for preeclampsia.
That is why we check your blood pressure, dip your urine and weigh you. It is all to look for preeclampsia.

In brief: Preeclampsia

The whole prenatal visit is structured looking for preeclampsia.
That is why we check your blood pressure, dip your urine and weigh you. It is all to look for preeclampsia.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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