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What is high blood pressure or Hypertension?

High blood pressure occurs when the pressure needed to move blood through your body increases and stays at or above 140/90.  A reading less than 120/80 is considered normal.

In pregnant women, high blood pressure can be considered chonic before 20 weeks pregnancy or gestatonal after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  The Prenatal Home Care program will care for women with high blood pressure who are more than 20 weeks pregnant. 


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