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Gestational Hypertension and You: What You Need to Know
By BabyCenter | 04/13/2008 - 13:47

What is gestational hypertension?
If you develop high blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnancy but don't have protein in your urine, you'll be diagnosed with gestational hypertension, sometimes called pregnancy-induced hypertension. High blood pressure is generally defined as a reading of 140/90 or higher, even if only one of the numbers is elevated. It doesn't usually cause any noticeable symptoms unless it's really high.


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