Blood pressure readings with preeclampsia

  1. What are the guidelines for preeclampsia? How high is too high with bp? Like 160/100
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  3. by   iteachob
    According to ACOG (via Lowdermilk & Perry OB text): Elevations over prepregnancy values are no longer considered diagnotic for preeclampsia. Women who present with a 30mmHg increase in systolic or 15mmHg diastolic will require closer observation if this occurs along with proteinuria and hyperuricemia (6mg/dL or more).
  4. by   Baby Catcher, CNM
    Preeclampsia can not be diagnosed by elevated BP alone. Protienuria must also be present.