Risk of pregnancy complications increased with chronic high blood pressure
(dailyRx News) High blood pressure during pregnancy puts pressure on both the baby and the mom. At the moment, there has yet to be a consistent strategy for prenatal care in women with high blood pressure.
A recent review found that pregnant women with chronic high blood pressure were more likely to have pregnancy complications such as preterm birth, low birth weight and newborn death.
The researchers believe doctors should pay more attention to pregnant women with chronic high blood pressure. Such attention might include pre-pregnancy counseling.
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