A pregnant woman reportedly slumped and died at a BRT terminal in Lagos today while she was trying to catch a bus at the Mile 12 BRT terminal.
According to eyewitnesses, she died before she could get medical help.
Her body has been evacuated by an emergency response team.
As a pregnant woman, it is important to always check your blood pressure
Sometimes high blood pressure is present before pregnancy.
High blood pressure can also develop during pregnancy.
High blood pressure during pregnancy is not necessarily dangerous, but you need close monitoring for the sake of your child
There are several types of hypertension during pregnancy which are:
1. Gestational hypertension, women with this hypertension have high blood pressure that develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy, there is no excess protein in the urine or other signs of organ damage.
Some women with gestational hypertension eventually develop preeclampsia.
2. Chronic hypertension is high blood pressure that was present before pregnancy or that occurs before 20 weeks of pregnancy. High blood pressure usually doesn’t have symptoms, so it might be hard to determine when it began.
3.Chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia. This occurs in women with chronic hypertension before pregnancy who develop worsening high blood pressure and protein in the urine or other blood pressure-related complications during pregnancy.
4. Preeclampsia occurs when hypertension develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy and is associated with signs of damage to other organ systems, including the kidneys, liver, blood or brain.
Preeclampsia that is untreated can lead to serious even fatal complications for mother and baby, including the development of seizures (eclampsia)