Normal blood pressure is essential for a healthy pregnancy. If you have high blood pressure before you become pregnant, you are at higher risk for developing certain problems during pregnancy. This video explains how chronic high blood pressure can affect you and your growing baby and why special monitoring is important.
Dr. Siobhan Dolan of the March of Dimes explains why it’s important to manage high blood pressure during pregnancy. High blood pressure can cause pregnancy complications like premature birth, low birthweight, placental abruption and preeclampsia. Learn how you can get your blood pressure under control during pregnancy.