The first sign of preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication, is often a rise in blood pressure. An important part of prenatal care is monitoring your blood pressure because high blood pressure can happen slowly, or it may come on fast.

It is considered abnormal if your doctor documents your blood pressure at 140/90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher on two separate occasions, four or more hours apart.

Preeclampsia usually happens after the 20th week of pregnancy in women who previously had normal blood pressure. It can also happen earlier in the pregnancy or following delivery.

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