Gestational Hypertension also referred to as Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH) is a condition characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy. Gestational Hypertension can lead to a serious condition called Preeclampsia, also referred to as Toxemia. Hypertension during pregnancy affects about 6-8% of pregnant women.
High blood pressure
Feel like vomiting
or Throwing up
Tight band-like pain around the head and neck, Coming from the back of head
Chronic or persistent pain
On one side of the head
or Blurred vision
After 20 weeks
Pregnancy with more than one baby at a time
Family history of high blood pressure
Kidney failure or on dialysis
or High blood pressure disease
Overweight or obese
Have never given birth or carried a pregnancy
If you have Gestational Hypertension, then visit an obstetrician-gynecologist as soon as possible.