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High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause serious problems for the mother and the baby. However, potential risks are kept to a minimum for prospective mothers. EUROFERTIL Director of Reproductive Health Center Dr. Contact Hakan directly blood pressure controls should not be interrupted to warn mothers.
High blood pressure, one of the most common causes of pregnancy-related maternal deaths in the world, is found in 6-20% of all pregnancies. Pregnant woman's high blood pressure before pregnancy and the high blood pressure caused by pregnancy is different. Professor Dr. An Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related condition, Hak says Hakan Özörnek. This is confirmed by the fact that it occurs in the first pregnancies and the post-natal tension usually returns to normal. ”
Who is at risk?
If maternal age is younger than 20 years, chronic high blood pressure kidney disease, diabetes, excess weight, smoking, multiple pregnancies, mole pregnancy, some genetic problems in the baby, previously preeclampsia, some bleeding coagulation disorders increase the risk of high blood pressure due to pregnancy .
What is high blood pressure due to pregnancy?
Hypertension is defined as an increase in blood pressure of 30 mmHg called systolic or 15 mmHg in diastolic blood pressure or a blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg. High blood pressure during pregnancy is not seen before 20 weeks of gestation. After this process, especially the mother in the risk group should be kept under constant control. Professor Dr. Hakan Özörnek "Close monitoring of the mother's blood pressure, weight gain monitoring, edema (swelling due to the collection of water in the body), kidney and liver function monitoring, blood count monitoring, close monitoring of the health status of the baby should be done," he says.
During the follow-up, the patient's condition and the degree of the disease are evaluated. For this purpose, a complete examination, urinalysis, blood count, liver function tests and kidney function tests are performed. The greatest risk of high blood pressure is pregnancy poisoning called preeclampsia. Professor Dr. Hakan Özörnek, “Maternal blood pressure above 140/90 mm Hg, however, the increase in the amount of protein we call urine albumin or especially under the eye and non-lower extremity edema brings to mind preeclampsia in addition to severe visual disturbances, impaired visual function, impaired blood clotting functions. In severe preeclampsia, blood pressure is 160/110 mm Hg. Close diagnosis is required after the diagnosis of preeclampsia. For this reason, he is being closely monitored in the high-risk pregnancy unit. Mild and moderate preeclampsia cases are brought to the appropriate gestational age by follow-up. If the gestational age is suitable, birth can also be performed.