About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains about advice about the care and treatment of women who have, or are at risk of developing, high blood pressure (hypertension) in pregnancy that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 107.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you:

  • have high blood pressure for the first time during a pregnancy

  • have high blood pressure and are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant

  • are pregnant and at increased risk of developing high blood pressure during pregnancy.

This information also applies to your unborn baby.

It doesn't cover:

  • the treatment and care of women with high blood pressure who have diabetes (NICE has produced information for the public on diabetes in pregnancy, see Other NICE guidance).

  • the care of newborn babies of women who have had high blood pressure during their pregnancy.

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