Episode 16 : Hypertension & Preeclampsia

  • Episode Written By : Kyla Freeman, FM PGY3
  • Episode Reviewed By : Dr. Vanessa Poliquin, OBGYN
  • Hosts : Kyla Freeman (FMR3) & Patricia Massel (MD-CCFP)
  • Artwork : Aikansha Chawla MS4

In this episode we dive into the hypertensive diseases of pregnancy. We will review the various hypertensive disorders, but our main focus will be on preeclampsia. We will go over screening, ASA starts, and calcium supplementation. We review the clinical presentation and diagnosis of preeclampsia with a nod to HELLP syndrome (see our Liver Disease episode for more on that one!). Finally we will discuss the first steps in management and some post-partum considerations. We hope you enjoy!


California Maternal Quality Care Collective Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Toolkit
SOGC Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Guideline No. 426

  • Excellent resource with concise tables for medication dosing and identifying the severe features of preeclampsia.
Calculator to help determine preeclampsia Risk
Patient & Provider Resources @ Preeclampsia.org


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