Blood Types and Pressure During Pregnancy

Blood Pressure In Pregnancy

During pregnancy the blood pressure of most women is quite low. In other words, a slightly low blood pressure is normal. The reason doctor and midwife always measures blood pressure, is to find the pregnant, which may have a high blood pressure (see for blood definition). A high blood pressure is a pressure higher than 140/90 mm Hg. If one detects a high blood pressure, the doctor or the midwife must clarify whether the woman has gestational (preeclampsia) poisoning. This is a condition in which the woman has high blood pressure and increased excretion of protein in the urine. Gestational poisoning is associated with increased risk for both mother and child. The condition can lead to that the woman will be admitted to the hospital for observation and possible treatment.

Pregnancy Blood Pressure

Blood Types And Pregnancy

Rhesus in pregnancy ( see for pregnancy definitions) is a group specific antigens (albumen), which are stuck on the surface of the red blood cells. An antigen that is stuck on the surface of a cell, may lead to the formation of other proteins (antibodies), which binds to the Antigen. When an antibody binds to an antigen, it will trigger a reaction, which is also called an immunological process. An immunological process can be life-threatening at worst. The persons who are rhesus antigens on the surface of the red blood cells, called rhesus positive, while those who do not have them, called rhesus negative. It is congenital, whether one is rhesus positive or negative.

Pregnancy Immunological Process