According to CDC statistics, in the United States, high blood pressure happens in 1 in every 12 to 17 pregnancies among women ages 20 to 44 . High blood pressure has become common nowadays, but it is a problem during pregnancy. If you control your blood pressure in a good way, then you and your baby can stay healthy.
Complications that may cause concern with high blood pressure during pregnancy
For the mother: preeclampsia, eclampsia, stroke, the need for labor induction (giving medicine to start labor to give birth), and placental abruption (the placenta separating from the wall of the uterus).
For the baby: preterm delivery (birth that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy) and low birth weight (when a baby is born weighing less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces). The mother's high blood pressure makes it more difficult for the baby to get enough oxygen and nutrients to grow, so the mother may have to deliver the baby early.
It is quite important to be aware of the risks of high blood pressure and take action before things get out of control. Apart from taking medication which should consult doctors and follow the advice strictly, there’s a lot you can do to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.
✔Keep a healthy weight. The reduction of a few kilograms can lower the risk of high blood pressure.
✔Take exercise daily. Such as walking, running or swimming in a safe way.
✔Eat healthy. Eat less salt, sugar, and saturated fat, and make fruit and vegetables your friend.
✔Monitor Blood Pressure Regularly. Take measurements and keep track of blood pressure.
Monitoring blood pressure at home helps pregnant women keep an eye on their blood pressure status. Pregnant women's blood pressure fluctuates quite often, hence, accuracy of the blood pressure monitor is essential. TeleRPM BPM Gen 2 has deep study on pregnant groups and conducted thorough clinical tests in the US, which assure accuracy in this group of people. TeleRPM BPM Gen 2 is clinically validated for use during pregnancy.