Hypertension or commonly known as high blood pressure is an extremely common condition found in pregnant women. But, at the same time, if taken care of and monitored well, it is preventable and can be cured.
If the force of blood against your arteries is extremely high, this condition is defined as hypertension. It is believed that hypertension can complicate up to 2-3% of pregnancies. If a woman is suffering from hypertension, she is at higher risk of having complications before, during and after childbirth.