Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH)

August 16, 2010 by  
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Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), is high blood pressure that only occurs during pregnancy. Your blood pressure is considered to be high when the systolic pressure (the top number) has increased by 30 mm Hg or more, or if the diastolic pressure (the bottom number) has increased by 15mm Hg or more above your first trimester reading.

Blood pressure is considered to be high when it is 140/90 mm Hg or higher.

Your health care provider will be able to monitor your blood pressure regularly at your prenatal appointments and detect if you may be developing pregnancy induced hypertension or preeclampsia.




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