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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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: 20 May 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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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.

http://www.preeclampsia.org

Last Updated: 20 May 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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Gestational Hypertension" returned 65 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Social representations of mothers about gestational hypertension and premature birth.
 

Author(s): Nilba Lima de Souza, Ana Cristina Pinheiro Fernandes de Ara├║jo, Iris do Ceu Clara Costa

Journal: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. ;21(3):726-33.

 

To identify the meanings attributed by mothers to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDPs) and their consequences, such as premature birth and hospitalization of the infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2013

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Sleep disordered breathing and gestational hypertension: postpartum follow-up study.
 

Author(s): John Reid, Riley A Glew, Robert Skomro, Mark Fenton, David Cotton, Femi Olatunbosun, John Gjevre, Christian Guilleminault

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Gestational hypertension (GH) is a newly recognized risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events later in life. Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is an established risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events. Recent research has suggested that women with GH may have an increased ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2013

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Can gestational hypertension be modified by treating nocturnal airflow limitation?
 

Author(s): John Reid, Regina Taylor-Gjevre, John Gjevre, Robert Skomro, Mark Fenton, Femi Olatunbosun, John R Gordon, David Cotton

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Recent evidence suggests that women with gestational hypertension (GH) have a high rate of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), and treatment for even marginal SDB may improve blood pressure control in women with GH. We assessed whether the application SDB treatment could improve blood ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2013

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

Chronic hypertension superimposed on preeclampsia at 13 gestational weeks: a case report with review.
 

Author(s): Yu-Chun Zhu, Yu Sun, Hui-Xia Yang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2012 Jun;125(11):2067-9.

 

Preeclampsia is represented by hypertension and proteinuria in pregnancy. It usually occurs after 20 gestational weeks. There are few reports on preeclampsia before 20 gestational weeks. In this case, we report a patient with chronic hypertension superimposed with preeclampsia at ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2012

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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: 10 Dec 2013

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Oral Antihypertensive Regimens for Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension in Pregnancy; Preeclampsia

 

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2014

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Docosahexaenoic Acid Supplementation of Women With Hypertension in Pregnancy to Improve Endothelial Health
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypertension in Pregnancy

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2014

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