Pregnancy-induced Hypertension | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I’m pregnant and I have high blood pressure. Am I at risk for pregnancy-induced hypertension?
  • What can I do to reduce my risk of PIH?
  • Do I need any tests? How often will I need to see you for check-ups?
  • Is my health or my baby’s health at risk?
  • What are my treatment options? What is the best treatment for me?
  • Will I need bed rest?
  • Will it be necessary to induce labor? Will I need a C-section?
  • What are the risks of early delivery for my baby?


NHBPEP Report on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: A Summary for Family Physicians by MA Zamorski, M.D., M.H.S.A. and LA Green, M.D., M.P.H. (American Family Physician July 15, 2001,

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00