The Society of Obstetric Medicine Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) have just released updated guidelines for Hypertension in Pregnancy. These guidelines represent a comprehensive update of the previous 2014 version.
The guidelines include recommendations across eight sections, addressing key aspects such as
  • screening
  • prevention
  • diagnosis and
  • management of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

Updates based on the latest data include recommendations on combined first-trimester screening for identifying women at risk of preeclampsia and sixteen preventative interventions. They also provide guidance on the long-term care of women who have experienced a hypertensive disorder during pregnancy.

Download a copy of the new guidelines here.

We also encourage you to read about the Top 10 tips for Women and their Families and view the information sheet about Life After Preeclampsia or Gestational Hypertension.

This is a major step in the right direction to improving awareness and care for those who experienced preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Cheers, The AAPEC Team