Hypertension During Pregnancy

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, does put the pregnancy at higher risk. Some women have preexisting high blood pressure meaning the blood pressure was high before the pregnancy started. This […] Continue

High Risk Pregnancy Overview

There are many things that can make a pregnancy high risk. An underlying medical condition such as hypertension, diabetes, seizure disorder, and a blood clotting disorder are all examples of […] Continue

Advanced Maternal Age

For pregnancy, 35 is considered advanced maternal age (AMA). The vast majority of 35 year old women have normal, uncomplicated pregnancies. 35 is chosen because of a statistical comparison of […] Continue

Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is the triad of High blood pressure, protein in the urine, and swelling. Delivery of the baby will cure preeclampsia. Magnesium sulfate is often used to protect the woman […] Continue

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is diagnosed in pregnancy. It is treated with a low carbohydrate diet and exercise. Sometimes Insulin shots or oral medication will be needed. As long […] Continue