Any type of high blood pressure occuring during pregnancy
is a type of "gestational hypertension".
Preeclampsia is severe high blood pressure during pregnancy,
and eclampsia is very severe pregnancy gestational hypertension leading to seizures.
Eclampsia: Eclampsia is the occurrence, in a woman with preeclampsia, of seizures that cannot be attributed to other causes. Convulsions usually occur after midpregnancy, and may occur postpartum. 1
Researching symptoms of Eclampsia: Further information about the symptoms of Eclampsia is available including a list of symptoms of Eclampsia, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
1. excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI
Last revision: May 27, 2003
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