What are the signs and symptoms of gestational hypertension?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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The characteristics of gestational hypertension are as follows:

  • BP of 140/90 mm Hg or greater for the first time during pregnancy

  • No proteinuria

  • BP returns to normal less than 12 weeks' postpartum

  • Final diagnosis made only postpartum


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