Gestational Hypertension

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Gestational Hypertension

Gestational hypertension is also called pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). Gestational hypertension affects 6-8% of all pregnant women, and is characterized by high blood pressure that develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy and goes away after delivery. Gestational hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure is taken at prenatal visits with a physician. The health impact of gestational hypertension depends on when it is diagnosed and how high the individual's blood pressure is. 1 in 4 women with gestational hypertension may go on to develop preeclampsia, while others may need to have a cesarian section (c-section) or be induced (when medication is given to start labor). Most women with gestational hypertension will have a normal pregnancy, through increased prenatal doctor's visits, rest, decreased salt intake and lots of fluids will be important.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Gestational Hypertension" for support, advocacy or research.

Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines provides support, education, advocacy and resources to women and their families experiencing a complicated high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Gestational Hypertension" for support, advocacy or research.

Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving health care practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.

http://www.preeclampsia.org

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Sidelines National Support Network

Sidelines provides support, education, advocacy and resources to women and their families experiencing a complicated high-risk pregnancy or premature birth.

http://www.sidelines.org

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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General Resources

The Preeclampsia Registry

The Preeclampsia Registry is a "Living Database" bringing together those affected, their family members, and researchers to advance knowledge and discover preventions and treatments for preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and related hypertensive disorders

Updated 23 Oct 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 74 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia in living kidney donors.
 

Author(s): Amit X Garg, Eric McArthur, Krista L Lentine,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Apr;372(15):1469-70.

 

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2015

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Salinity in drinking water and the risk of (pre)eclampsia and gestational hypertension in coastal Bangladesh: a case-control study.
 

Author(s): Aneire Ehmar Khan, Pauline Franka Denise Scheelbeek, Asma Begum Shilpi, Queenie Chan, Sontosh Kumar Mojumder, Atiq Rahman, Andy Haines, Paolo Vineis

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Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are among the leading causes of maternal and perinatal death in low-income countries, but the aetiology remains unclear. We investigated the relationship between salinity in drinking water and the risk of (pre)eclampsia and gestational hypertension ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

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Is gestational hypertension protective against perinatal mortality in twin pregnancies?
 

Author(s): Qi-Guang Luo, Ji-Yan Zhang, Wei-Wei Cheng, Francois Audibert, Zhong-Cheng Luo

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Pregnancy-induced or gestational hypertension is a common pregnancy complication. Paradoxically, gestational hypertension has been associated with a protective effect against perinatal mortality in twin pregnancies in analytic models (logistic regression) without accounting for survival ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2014

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The association between dietary factors and gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
 

Author(s): Danielle A J M Schoenaker, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Gita D Mishra

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Dietary factors have been suggested to play a role in the prevention of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), including gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia, but inconsistent findings have been reported. A systematic review and meta-analyses were performed to synthesize ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2015

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Prospects for the Prevention of Pregnancy-induced Hypertension and Preeclampsia Trial
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 3 May 2015

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Oral Antihypertensive Regimens for Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension in Pregnancy; Preeclampsia

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2014

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User Testing and Feedback for a Mobile Health Program for Postpartum Women: A Pilot Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; Preeclampsia; Gestational Hypertension; Pre-term Delivery; Delivery of a Small for Gestational Age Baby

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2015

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