Hypertension Day: How To Manage Your Blood Pressure During Pregnancy?

How to manage your BP during pregnancy? Explains Dr Archana Dhawan Bajaj.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : May 17, 2023 11:46 AM IST

High Blood Pressure: What Happens When You Develop Hypertension During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a time of anticipation but can also bring challenges, including managing blood pressure (BP) during pregnancy. Therefore, Obstetrician, IVF Expert, and Gynecologist Dr Archana Dhawan Bajaj, Director- of Nurture Clinic, explains why controlling blood pressure effectively during pregnancy is crucial to ensure healthy outcomes.

Hypertension During Pregnancy

Moreover, hypertension during pregnancy can also lead to long-term health problems for the mother. It can also affect the baby's health, leading to developmental delays, respiratory distress, and low birth weight.

Check Your Blood Pressure Frequently

Using a home blood pressure monitor, you may monitor your blood pressure at any time or see your doctor have it tested.

Exercise Frequently

It might help reduce blood pressure during pregnancy. Excellent blood pressure-lowering workouts include swimming, walking, and prenatal yoga.

Doctor's Recommendations

It is essential to heed your doctor's recommendations for controlling your blood pressure while pregnant. To help you manage your blood pressure, your doctor may suggest drugs or other treatments.