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Does having a white-coat hypertension cause issues in pregnancy?


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Published At July 12, 2023
Reviewed AtSeptember 26, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have white-coat hypertension that I can not get rid of. Something about getting my blood pressure (BP) taken gives me anxiety. I am an otherwise healthy 30-year-old female who is very active. My BP at work is always normal (120/80 mm Hg). I feel like I can not control it and when going to a doctor I get so nervous that it gets high up to 160/100 mm Hg. My question is that is it bad that it spikes so high, but then gets normal when I check it? And also I hope to have a baby within the next four years and I always think about how could I ever have a baby when going to the doctor gives me high BP. Please help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Do not worry too much about your condition. We encounter a similar situation more than often. It is fairly common. Try some good relaxation techniques like meditation, especially transcendental meditation. Try Yoga too. You should not think too much about it, it is not that bad. Also, try to inculcate good dietary habits in your lifestyle. I do not think there should be any problem for you to have a baby. Just relax, think positive and everything is going to be alright.

I hope your queries are resolved and any further queries are welcome.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh
Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

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