Hypertension in pregnancy

As women are becoming pregnant at older ages, hypertension in pregnancy is more commonly encountered. Pre-eclampsia affects 5% of women. Women with known medical problems who become pregnant can also have pre-existing hypertension. This all requires careful management, particularly regarding medication review to avoid teratogenicity. These women require a multidisciplinary approach, to monitor for and reduce the risk of developing pre-eclampsia.

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