Hypertension occurs in 4% of all pregnancies in WA.
Hypertension in pregnancy is defined as;
- Systolic BP ≥140mmHg and/or diastolic ≥90mmHg
- Severe hypertension systolic ≥170mmHg and/or diastolic ≥110mmHg
Any elevation 20mmHg above normal pre-pregnancy blood pressure may be significant to indicate hypertension or preeclampsia
- Hypertension ≥20 weeks gestation
- Hypertension ≥20 weeks gestation with one or more signs of organ involvement
- Rare condition where hypertension results in seizures