At the Family Birth Center, our maternal-fetal medicine care team specializes in helping patients manage hypertension (high blood pressure) during and after pregnancy.

We provide expert care for:

  • Pregnant patients with a history of primary (or chronic) hypertension
  • Patients who develop hypertension secondary to pregnancy, including gestational hypertension and preeclampsia
  • Pregnant patients who develop hypertension secondary to complex medical conditions such as lupus or other autoimmune diseases, kidney disease, or kidney transplantation
  • Patients who develop postpartum hypertension 

Managing Your Blood Pressure and Preeclampsia Risk

Preeclampsia is a serious condition primarily characterized by high blood pressure during or after pregnancy. If undetected, preeclampsia can progress rapidly, leading to organ damage, seizures or premature birth. In the worst cases, preeclampsia can be fatal. Early detection is vital for the health of both mother and baby.

Q&A: What you need to know about preeclampsia before — and after — pregnancy

If you have elevated risk for preeclampsia, our University of Chicago Medicine maternal-fetal medicine specialists will:

At The Forefront Live: Understanding Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a common condition during pregnancy characterized by high blood pressures. It can lead to serious complications for both mother and baby. Physician Sarosh Rana, MD, MPH, and nurse Macaria Solache, RN joined us to discuss.

Dr. Sarosh Rana and Nurse Macaria Solache talk with Tim Brown about preeclampsia.
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