Table K.2Care plan for women with new-onset hypertension and no proteinuria (gestational hypertension)

Mild hypertension (< 149/99 mmHg)Moderate hypertension (150/100 to 159/109 mmHg)
Do not routinely measure blood pressure more than once a weekMeasure blood pressure at least twice a week
Test for the presence of proteinuria at each visitTest for the presence of proteinuria at each visit
Do not carry out any blood testsTest urea electrolytes and request a full blood count.
Do not carry out further blood test if no proteinuria at subsequent visits

From: Appendix K, Cost effectiveness of using a 1+ dipstick urinalysis threshold versus a 2+ dipstick urinalysis threshold in screening for proteinuria in women with gestational hypertension

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Hypertension in Pregnancy: The Management of Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 107.
National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).
London: RCOG Press; 2010 Aug.
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