High BP in pregnancy can be caused by various reason. In one case you could already be a chronic hypertensive suffering form blood pressure before you became pregnant because of whatever reason. It can be autoimmune disease, renal disease, any other types or secondly you can pick up blood pressure when you are pregnant the BP came in. So that also can be classified into different types, whether the kidney is getting involved or it is a plain hypertension without the proteinuria. So it can be a gestation hypertension or a preeclampsia where the kidneys also get involved in the form of albumin in the urine. How to lower BP? Once you develop BP then antihypertensive have to be given depending on whether it is safe to continue or you need to deliver. The basic cause of blood pressure would be placenta, which has come because of the pregnancy. So if the placenta is not supporting the baby very well, it will increase your blood pressure. At what gestation, at how many weeks of pregnancy you are developing BP it is very important. And whether it is like a mild form of BP or it is going high. If it is a mild form of BP then regular intake of medicines , exercising regular. Taking a well balanced meals, keeping your stress levels, low. Adequate sleep will go a long way in keeping the Bounder control. If BP is one the higher side then we have to keep it under control. If the BP is on the higher side then we need to deliver you early so that you remain safe because high BP can have a very bad effect on the mother the complications are high. So if the BP is going high then they might have to do a preterm delivery if you have not reached your term or if you have reached your term the delivery might be the solution to bring down the BP. So all these decisions have to be made by your doctor. Only thing is you should visit your doctor regularly, not miss your medicines, not miss out on any blood tests that has been suggested.
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