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Increased BP during pregnancy. Should we get delivery done?

My wife is pregnent and running 9h month...means 36 weeks....till 8 weeks her BP was normal...but suddenly at 9th week the BP raised and having a reading of 150/ doctor has advised to have delivery. The scheduled date is 1st of june...but the doctor is saying to get delivered now means BP is the doctor has given MISOPROST 25 to generate labor pain .....yesterday she took the medicine twice but some minimal pain was observed,,,today....agian adised to take the same medicine...please suggest me...what to under such circumstance.
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for the query.
If the blood pressure is 150 / 100 and does not respond to medication, then your obstetrician is right in advising termination.
Rise of blood pressure beyond this puts the mother at risk, of convulsions and the fetus is at risk of intra uterine demise.
So between 38 - 39 weeks, with such a reading of B.P. she is right in inducing the patient, with medicines to start labour pains.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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