Postpartum hypertension

We explore how the various hypertensive disorders associated with pregnancy can be managed.

Hypertension and its associated disorders are the most common medical problems encountered in pregnancy, and an important contributor to both maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

hypertensive disorders

Hypertension in the postpartum period affects several groups of women and is a common clinical scenario seen in general practice following discharge of mothers from hospital post-delivery.

This includes persistence of previous chronic hypertension (essential hypertension and secondary hypertension — for example, renal or endocrine disease),