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High BP, albumin in urine during last stages of pregnancy. Monitoring baby's movements frequently. Suggestions?

sir, my wife is in the very advanced stage of pregnancy and she has been admitted today due to high bp and traces of albumin in urine .......she is ok right now but every alternate 2 hrs they are checking baby s movement... what is this and why is this ,,,, is there any thing to worry about her expected date is first week of march 13
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
thank you for your query.
Hypertension and albuminuria in pregnancy is extremely dangerous for both the mother and the baby.
The mother can have eclampsia ( convulsions ), lung failure, renal failure etc.
The baby can face sudden intra uterine death.
That is why they must be auscultating ( listening ) to the baby's heartbeat every 2 hours.
You can know the severity and whether to worry or not, after checking the blood pressure, liver enzymes, blood reports, growth and liquor and colour flow to the baby.
Consult your obstetrician for a clearer picture, as I feel the situation is definitely worrisome.
Take care.
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