BUMP: Blood pressure monitoring in pregnancy
- Status:: In follow-up
Around one in ten women will have high blood pressure in pregnancy. For some women this may be a sign of pre-eclampsia, which is usually detected in routine appointments through blood pressure and urine checks. We would like to find out if home blood pressure monitoring might help early identification of hypertension and pre-eclampsia.
We are working with NHS sites across England to recruit over 3,000 pregnant women into this trial. The trial has now closed to recruitment.
Half the women taking part will be asked to monitor their blood pressure (the self-monitoring group). All participants will continue to their receive routine NHS care during their pregnancy and be asked to complete a few short questionnaires. The group each participant is in will be decided by chance.
For full details, visit https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/research/participate/bump-trial/