BACKGROUND: The well-known mid-trimester drop in blood pressure (BP) during normal pregnancy was recently questioned. OBJECTIVE: To describe longitudinal changes in BP during healthy pregnancies and to investigate factors associated with no mid-trimester drop in BP. METHODS: A prospective cohort with 158 healthy pregnant women was followed up in a public health care center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We used linear mixed-effects models to estimate longitudinal changes in systolic BP (SBP) and ...Expand abstract
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Blood Pressure in Healthy Pregnancy and Factors Associated With No Mid-Trimester Blood Pressure Drop: A Prospective Cohort Study.
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