Marla Mendelson from Northwestern Medicine: High Blood Pressure a Serious Issue for Expecting Mothers

While some people may see high blood pressure as a normal factor in pregnancy and delivery it can actually be a serious problem at the time and down the road.

While some people may see high blood pressure as a normal factor in pregnancy and delivery it can actually be a serious problem at the time and down the road.

Marla Mendelson, MD, from Northwestern Medicine discussed some of the challenges associated with high blood pressure during and after pregnancy during a recent interview with MD Magazine. Mendelson said it is important to remember that high blood pressure at any time can have a negative impact later in life and lead to other, more serious conditions. Mendelson said education is an important part of a woman's health care over the course of their lives. She also noted that high blood pressure can be difficult to treat during pregnancy but not impossible thanks to upates in technology and medication.