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High blood pressure during pregnancy

I'm 27 weeks pregnant, and my doctor has just told me my baby is very low down and I have high blood pressure. He's also mentioned blood poisoning - is this serious? Help!

High blood pressure is very serious during pregnancy. It must be treated, and you must get plenty of rest and try not to put on too much weight, as it can cause circulation difficulties in the womb and harm the placenta, which will in turn have a negative effect on the development of your baby. Follow your doctor's advice to the letter. Blood poisoning can also cause circulation problems during pregnancy, so make sure your doctor keeps an eye on you - it can also cause kidney trouble, heart problems and sometimes strokes. Sometimes an early induction is the only way to solve the problem, so be careful. Mention anything you're worried about to your doctor.

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