Are You Worried About High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy?

To: All Mamas-to-Be
From: Kristen Burgess

High blood pressure... three little words that have long since brought stress, fear, and even panic to mothers-to-be - and their care providers.

Developing high blood pressure in pregnancy is perceived as a slippery slope. Once you start down that slope, you can't stop it... suddenly you're "high risk" and everyone is worried...

...why is it that even with today's advanced medicine, we seem so powerless? What's the truth about rising blood pressure - often called pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), or gestational hypertension, during pregnancy?

Do you wonder what numbers mean "high" in pregnancy? What's mild hypertension? What's moderate? What's severe? And what do you own personal numbers mean?

Have you found yourself grouped into a "high-risk" category and told you can't have the pregnancy or birth experience you imagined because of those numbers?

And what about natural methods to control blood pressure? Do those work during pregnancy? Are they safe?

What does the evidence say?

Are things are dire and irreversible as most medical providers would have you believe?

If you have these questions and more, you are not alone - I hear questions like these almost every week... and I have been working with moms-to-be for over a decade now! My clients feel helpless when they hear their blood pressure is creeping up - and are often told there's nothing to be done. Or, they're given dangerous, outdated diets and told to follow them strictly... only to see the very problems they were supposed to "prevent" happen before their very eyes.

It's crushing to work hard and plan for a good pregnancy and a natural birth - only to be told that because of blood pressure, your choices are being stripped away and there's nothing you can do to fix it.

Here's the thing...

...there have been many, many theories on this issue over the years (in fact, related pregnancy problems have been stumping midwives and great thinkers for thousands of years)...

...of course, some were completely bogus. But some of them had some truth to them.

And today, of course, the research continues...

...with some validation of "old" theories...

...and some exciting new information...

The bottom line?

High blood pressure in pregnancy isn't something to ignore - but it's also not the hopeless downward spiral many people still claim that it is...

...and it's not a recipe for a dangerous, low-calorie, low-salt, weight-restricting diet either.

That advice is outdated (and did I mention dangerous?) - but fresh research, new understanding of old theories, and even mamas who went before you - and were determined to get to the bottom of this issue - have given us what you need to take charge of your pregnancy, and your health, and walk this journey with both confidence and practical steps.

That's why I've put together the MamaBaby Birthing Guide to PIH - to help you understand exactly why blood pressure is important during pregnancy (because it is), what's "normal," and what you can do when things start to move outside of that range.

Here's what you'll discover in this detailed class:

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    The definition of high blood pressure - plus why "mild," "moderate," and "severe" matter to you
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    What are the real risks for you - and your baby - if you develop pregnancy-induced hypertension?
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    Blood pressure readings are often incredibly inaccurate... even in your doctor's office. Here's how to make sure the reading is accurate, every time (including references to share with your care provider)
    What's the definition of high blood pressure - and why does "mild," "moderate," and "severe" matter to you?
    What are the real risks for you - and your baby - if you develop pregnancy-induced hypertension?
    Blood pressure readings are often incredibly inaccurate... even in your doctor's office. Here's how to make sure the reading is accurate, every time (including references to share with your care provider)
    Why the low-salt, weight-restricting diets recommended for PIH not only fail to fix the problem - but they actually cause it to get worse!

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    Why the low-salt, weight-restricting diets recommended for PIH not only fail to fix the problem - but they actually cause it to get worse!
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    How promising new research validates theories on healthy diet and hypertension
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    The +1 secret that can help you get your blood pressure under control - and stop worrying pregnancy symptoms in their tracks
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    Curious about the evidence behind blood pressure meds and PIH? Here's what the research says...
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    Can a pill a day keep high blood pressure away? One medication that may actually make enough difference for every "high risk" mom to consider

Plus you'll know:

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    Does hypertension = pre-eclampsia? We'll explore the link and what you need to know about it
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    A simple, inexpensive nutritional supplement that evidence backs up for bringing your blood pressure back down
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    Essential oils - safe and effective for treating high blood pressure? Or something you should stay away from? Here's what the research says...
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    Here's what you need to know about how exercise impacts blood pressure (and overall cardiovascular health) during pregnancy
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    Choosing the right care provider and birth place for baby when you've got high blood pressure on your mind
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    Herbal treatment for high blood pressure - safe or sorry... and does it work?
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    Is insulin-resistance a part of the PIH puzzle? (plus how you can quickly balance insulin levels - and boost your energy in the process)
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    Why oxytocin, the hormone of love, labor, and birth, may be vitally important to controlling blood pressure

I want you to feel fully informed - and have a practical plan to handle high blood pressure safely and effectively during your pregnancy.

Normally I charge $150 for an hour consult, but since this is recorded class, I planned to price it at my normal rate of $67... then I thought that this is a really big deal - women are being told that there's nothing they can do about high blood pressure - or they're being given treatments that are downright dangerous to themselves and their babies... ALL mamas-to-be need this information, so I'm pricing at just $49 $27

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