What is it?

Hypertension in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia are two serious medical conditions that can occur at any stage during pregnancy.

  • Hypertension is blood pressure equal or greater to 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure equal or greater to 90 mmHg
  • Pre-eclampsia is a form of hypertension that occurs during pregnancy, usually after 20 weeks, and requires urgent medical treatment.

Treatment for both hypertension during pregnancy and pre-eclampsia are essential to reduce health risks like stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. Women who are at a high risk of developing pre-eclampsia will be monitored as a high-risk pregnancy.