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Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia

When does Gestational Hypertension occur?

Gestational hypertension occurs when a mother who had normal blood pressure before pregnancy experiences an increase in blood pressure while pregnant.


What is Preeclampsia?

“Preeclampsia is a serious disorder that can affect all organs in a woman’s body. It usually develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy, often in the third trimester. When it develops before 34 weeks of pregnancy, it is called early-onset preeclampsia. It also can develop in the weeks after childbirth.” -ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

Our Approach

Our staff will take your blood pressure with each appointment and will monitor any other symptoms that may point to signs of preeclampsia.

Preeclampsia is generally an indication that early delivery will be necessary.  Your provider will discuss the benefits and risks of early delivery with you if you develop this condition. Our provider team is always ready to help make the best decision for you and your baby.

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