- 04 Mar 2020, 09:33
High blood pressure can affect your blood vessels. This may decrease blood flow in your liver, kidneys, brain, uterus, and placenta.
This condition can get worse. It can lead to preeclampsia and eclampsia. These are serious blood pressure problems. These issues can cause the following problems:
Placental abruption. This is when the placenta pulls away from the uterus too early.
Poor fetal growth (intrauterine growth restriction)
Death of the mother and baby
Because of these risks, your healthcare provider may decide that you need to have your baby early. This may happen before 37 weeks of pregnancy.
Even if your blood pressure goes back to normal after childbirth, you have a higher chance of having high blood pressure in the future.