Hypertension in pregnancy: diagnosis and management

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy carry risks for the woman and are among the leading causes of maternal death in the UK. Hypertensive disorders also carry a risk for the baby in terms of higher rates of perinatal mortality, preterm birth and low birth weight.

This Guidelines summary outlines the key priorities for implementation on reducing the risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, management of pregnancy with pre-eclampsia, and advice and follow-up care


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