Why Having a Healthy Heart is Important

Scientists say that high blood pressure during pregnancy poses various risks.

By monitoring your blood pressure regularly, you can be aware of any sudden changes in your body.

What is blood pressure?
When your heart beats, it is using pressure to push the blood through your blood vessels to the rest of your body. Blood pressure measures the amount of force being applied to the artery walls.

Why is blood pressure important during pregnancy?
According to Mayo Clinic, Having healthy blood pressure ensures that your placenta is getting enough blood flow, and your baby is getting enough nutrients and oxygen. Having healthy blood pressure is also important to the health of the rest of your organs.

Click the link below to see what the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has to say about blood pressure and pregnancy.

https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/preeclampsia-and-high-blood-pressure-during-pregnancy

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