Last Monday I went to Kolkata to attend my cousin koyel’s ‘shaad celeberation’. It is a celebration for the would be mother given by her family and friends. Koyel was very excited with the whole affair. We all were enjoying suddenly she started complaining of weakness and then within few seconds she felt unconscious. We called her doctor; On examination she found that koyel’s blood pressure was 160/110 mm.
High blood pressure is bad for any body but during pregnancy high blood pressure can be fatal.. It is recommended to keep a watch on blood pressure for pregnant women.
During high blood pressure symptoms like reeling of head, headache, and weakness are common. Some parts of the body can be swollen, one can feel joint pains and the mother can become unconscious. The common test is if you cannot take off your ring from ring finger then you should consult a doctor.
Urine test can confirm high blood pressure, as there are traces of albumin present in urine sample of would be mothers having high blood pressure. Apart from these reeling of head, stomach pain,weakness sometimes it can lead to feet and patient may loose consciousness.
Generally speaking ,If the blood pressure is between 120/80 mm to 140/90 mm then it is high blood pressure.If the blood pressure is between 140/90 mm to 160/110 mm then it is called preeclampsia. If the blood pressure go till 220/140 mm then it is called eclampsia, both are termed as toxinia of pregnancy.
During pregnancy there is a soft jelly like cover which protects the baby. If by any reason it increases then it is called hydramiaz, it is usually common in case of first pregnancy. In this case the production of overy harmone estrogen and progesterone is decreased and the sdh hormone by pit try gland is increase thus there is excess of water in the body…… the person thus need to visit toilet more frequently., may fell nausea, weakness,, loss of appetite and which is not good for both the mother and the baby.
Points to note and visiting the doctor if –
It is recommended to go for monthly check up of f blood pressure and hemoglobin test to find our level of iron.
In case a pregnent women feels that the temperature of stomach is high, or is having unclear vision, jaundice, complication in urinating, or bleeding while urinating.
In case the movement of the baby has become faster or the would be mother is having continuous reeling of head or headache, or swollenness of fingers and other part of body
In case albumin is found in urine then admit the patient in hospital and let her complete bed rest.