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My heavily pregnant wife went to see her GP last week for a routine check-up. During her appointment, the doctor measured her blood pressure and got a high reading. My wife was surprised by this and insisted that she felt fine, so he took a second reading. But that was high, too. The doctor was concerned enough to book her a follow-up appointment.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by James P Sheppard, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

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