Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common disorder of pregnancy. Up to 5-15% of all pregnant patients have high blood pressure complicating their pregnancy. There are four major classifications of hypertensive syndromes during pregnancy, chronic or essential hypertension, pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension and superimposed hypertension (pre-eclampsia or gestational hypertension).
Associated dysfunctions of various organ systems can overlap the syndromes listed above. These very serious complications include HELLP Syndrome, acute fatty liver of pregnancy and hemolytic-uremic syndrome. Such overlapping diseases are frequently confusing for patients, nurses and obstetricians, alike.
At Austin Perinatal Associates, Dr. Berry prides himself as an expert in the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and critical care obstetrics. He is available to your obstetrician for consultation in person at your bedside, or immediately by phone 24-hours per day.