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Gestational hypertension is usually characterized by the onset of hypertension, after 20 weeks gestation, in the absence of signs or symptoms suggesting pre-eclampsia or chronic hypertension. It may be the pre-protein phase of pre-eclampsia, the return to the high blood pressure levels of essential hypertension after the normal physiological nadir of the second trimester, or the heralding of a latent hypertensive problem that will develop in later life. No matter what the underlying pathology, any woman who develops a blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg should be seen to be at risk of progression to pre-eclampsia and assessed accordingly (Walker, 2000, 2003).

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