Blood Pressure Monitoring in Pregnancy

The aim of this research trial is to ascertain whether monitoring blood pressure at home during pregnancy can help the early detection of hypertension and pre-eclampsia.

Around one in ten women will have high blood pressure in pregnancy. For some women this may be a sign of pre-eclampsia, which is usually detected in routine appointments through blood pressure and urine checks. Does home blood pressure monitoring help early identification of hypertension and pre-eclampsia?

Chief Investigator: Prof Richard McManus and Dr Katherine Tucker, Oxford University