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Bowen L, Chappell LC. Management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Practitioner July/August 2019;263(1828):21-25

Management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

07 Aug 2019Registered users

Hypertension is the most common medical complication of pregnancy, affecting 8-10% of pregnancies in the UK. It is associated with risks to both the woman and the fetus, with increased risks of pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery, fetal growth restriction, placental abruption and perinatal death. Any new onset of hypertension after 20 weeks or symptoms or signs suspicious of pre-eclampsia should be referred for same day assessment at a secondary care antenatal assessment unit.

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