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High blood pressure & pre-eclampsia in pregnancy

It is important that blood pressure is monitored during pregnancy. Some women develop high blood pressure (hypertension) in pregnancy and may require treatment. Other women may have high blood pressure before becoming pregnant and may need changes to their medication. All women with high blood pressure in pregnancy need close monitoring. Sometimes, high blood pressure in pregnancy can be part of a serious pregnancy condition called pre-eclampsia. The following links contain reliable information about both high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia.

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