GESTATIONAL HYPERTENSION

A normal blood pressure is 120/80.

You are diagnosed with Gestational Hypertension when your blood pressure is at or above 140/90 AFTER the 20th week of pregnancy.

If your b/p is high BEFORE the 20th week the diagnosis is Chronic Hypertension.

Generally speaking, a moderately high blood pressure has no symptoms, which is why checking your blood pressure throughout pregnancy is very important.

⚠️The risk: decreased blood flow to your organs including the placenta. This could lead to

If Gestational Hypertension transitions to Preeclampsia, which begins to involve organs, the health risk to both mom and baby increases exponentially.

⭐️This is why attending regular prenatal appointments supports a healthy pregnancy and delivery.