This study aims to find out how many women currently measure their own blood pressure during pregnancy. We want to understand what the quality of the readings is likely to be; by finding out which monitors women use (because only a few monitors are recommended for use in pregnancy), how old the monitors are and how often they are measuring their blood pressure. We will also ask whether women are sharing their readings with doctors and midwives, and how confident they feel themselves that they are accurately measuring their own blood pressure.
This study will look at the accuracy of women testing their urine for protein (proteinuria) in comparison to health care professional and laboratory testing. We will also assess the view and experiences of the pregnant women and healthcare professionals who took part.