Can pregnancy-induced hypertension hurt my baby?

Can pregnancy-induced hypertension hurt my baby?

Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) is most common in teenage pregnancies or in the pregnancies of women over the age of 40.

Additionally, PIH can have serious repercussions for both the adult and the child in their womb. For the mother, PIH can cause seizures, kidney and liver problems, blood clotting, and early delivery. For the child, PIH can cause improper nutrition or placental abruption. Placental abruption refers to the process of the placenta tearing away from the uterus, causing bleeding and complications for mother and child. Once a placental abruption occurs, doctors usually recommend immediate delivery.

This is why it is so important to have regular checkups with your doctor concerning your risk of various pregnancy complications including PIH.
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If you monitor and treat your pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), you should be able to protect your baby from any harm. However, sometimes, even with close monitoring, PIH can have harmful consequences for your child. PIH can cause malnutrition or placental abruption for your child. Placental abruption refers to the process of the placenta tearing away from the uterus, causing bleeding and complications for mother and child.
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