n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Guidelines : hypertensive diseases in pregnancy : guidelines

Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum August 2006 91 GUIDELINES O&G Forum 2006;16:91-94 Correspondence: Prof J Moodley email: jmog@ukzn.ac.za Introduction Hypertensive disease in pregnancy is one of the 5 major causes of maternal mortality and morbidity in South Africa. This important fact should always be remembered when pregnant mothers are provided with information and education during visits for antenatal care, during labour or in the puerperium. Information on hypertension in pregnancy should also be given to relatives of pregnant mothers and communities. Definition A blood pressure (BP) of 140/90mmHg or more during pregnancy is indicative of any hypertensive disease. The ..

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