Hypertension & Maternity Reflexology

Gestational hypertension or pregnancy-induced hypertension is the development of new hypertension in a pregnant woman after 20 weeks’ gestation without the presence of protein in the urine or other signs of pre-eclampsia. Gestational Hypertension is defined as having a blood pressure greater than 140/90 on two separate occasions at least 6 hours apart.
No single diagnostic test currently exists to predict the likelihood of developing gestational hypertension. High blood pressure is the major sign in diagnosing gestational hypertension. Some women with gestational hypertension may present asymptomatic, but a number of symptoms are associated with the condition.
Sudden weight gain
Blurred vision or sensitivity to light
Nausea and vomiting
Persistent headaches
Increased blood pressure
There is no specific [allopathic] treatment, but is monitored closely to rapidly identify pre-eclampsia and its life-threatening complications (HELLP syndrome and eclampsia).
Receiving regular Advanced Maternity Reflexology protocols developed by Susanne Enzer, former Midwife and Reflexology Therapist, helps maintain stable blood pressure during pregnancy and deal with symptoms of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension.
Sources: Wikipedia, Maternity Reflexology Consortium