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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

Women having babies now are about twice as likely to develop hypertension in pregnancy than their mothers. 


Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a common pregnancy and postpartum complication, affecting more than 16% of women.


Black women of childbearing age are more than twice as likely to suffer from hypertension than their white peers.

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A Case Study in Remote Monitoring for Obstetrical Care

Detection and Intervention of Postpartum Hypertension

Postpartum hypertension is a particularly dangerous condition, as it can affect women with no prior diagnosis of hypertension or historic issues with blood pressure.

Sarah didn’t meet her provider’s criteria for Babyscripts’ remote monitoring because she didn’t have a hypertensive diagnosis, but her care team looked at her elevated BP readings and decided she would be a good candidate for the solution anyway.

It was a small decision that made a huge difference for Sarah.

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Hypertension Research

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends blood pressure monitoring in the prenatal period and up to 6 weeks following childbirth to manage the risks associated with chronic hypertension and gestational hypertension; including preeclampsia, eclampsia, preterm birth, hemorrhage, and other complications. View published research utilizing the Babyscripts solution.

Pregnancy-Related Hypertension: Adherence to a New Type of Monitoring

Babyscripts remote patient monitoring solution can increase postpartum blood pressure ascertainment within 10 days of discharge for patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

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Using m-Health apps to diagnose hypertension in pregnancy

How the Babyscripts remote patient monitoring solution facilitates earlier risk identification and intervention for hypertension by detecting asymptomatic, elevated blood pressures in pregnancy.

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Task Force Recommendation

The US Preventative Services Task Force recently released a recommendation for screening HDP (hypertensive disorders of pregnancy). The task force recommends:

  • BP measurement throughout pregnancy for patients with chronic hypertension or a known diagnosis of HDP
  • Counseling for postpartum patients at hospital discharge regarding signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, and subsequent BP checks for patients with HDP
  • The use of telehealth and remote monitoring in prenatal and postpartum care, among other approaches, to mitigate racial disparities in HDP
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