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High blood pressure & pre-eclampsia in pregnancy

It's important to monitor your blood pressure during pregnancy.

Some women develop high blood pressure (hypertension) when they're pregnant and may need 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 have more information about both high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by midwife liaison, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed June 2018.

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