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