Pregnancy decision aids

An information booklet and in-consultation aid to support discussions about high blood pressure in pregnancy and related treatment options.

Information for pregnant women, their family members and carers and their healthcare professionals.

High blood pressure in pregnancy affects 1 in every 10 pregnant women in the UK. Many pregnant women with high blood pressure will have questions about how it might be treated in pregnancy. Women want to be involved in conversations and decisions with their healthcare professionals about their high blood pressure treatment. The information on this page has been designed to help with this. The information includes two parts: a pregnancy decision-aid which women can read in their own time and an infographic which women can use in a consultation with healthcare professionals to discuss the treatment of high blood pressure in pregnancy.

High blood pressure in pregnancy

All the information provided has been developed with experts and women with lived experience of high blood pressure in pregnancy, in association with Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC). The information is based on the national guidelines for managing high blood pressure in pregnancy.

Pregnancy decision aids

The following pregnancy decision aids have been developed using the international patient decision aid standards (IPDAS).

High blood pressure in pregnancy decision aid

High blood pressure in pregnancy decision aid (web/print)

This information booklet aims to support pregnant women with high blood pressure to discuss treatment options versus ‘watch and wait’. (Also available as print-ready PDF.)

Treatment vs no treatment (infographic)

High blood pressure in pregnancy in-consultation infographic (web/print)

An in-consultation aid to support discussions about blood pressure in pregnancy treatment options. (Also available as print-ready PDF.)

Publishing date July 2019. The materials will be updated when the NICE hypertension in pregnancy guidelines (NG133) next updates. From time to time minor amendments maybe made, to ensure you have the most up to date version please refresh your browser.

We’d love to hear from you!

We plan to review how the decision aids are used. If you have any feedback on the materials, please contact rebecca.whybrow@kcl.ac.uk. Please note that the feedback will be read and added to the evaluation but individual responses to the feedback may not be possible.