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  Placenta – High blood pressure
 
I have very high blood pressure. I’ve heard this can cause problems with my placenta?

Since high blood pressure is one of the reasons that your placenta can pull away from the uterus, your doctor will monitor your condition very closely. Thus you will be asked to look out for any sign of bleeding, uterine tenderness or cramping. If separation (known as abruption placenta) occurs you will require medical intervention and the situation will be considered an emergency. However the prognosis, with medical care, is excellent for both you and your baby.

See also:

Placenta - Abruptio

Placenta - Importance

Placenta - Placenta previa

 

 
   
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