Pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy


Age at interview: 33
Age at diagnosis: 33

Brief outline: Philippa was pregnant with her second child. She was invited to join the BuMP study as she had pre-eclampsia in her first pregnancy.

Background: Philippa was pregnant with her second child. She is married, a business systems analyst.

Audio & video

Philippa had had pre-eclampsia and an emergency caesarean section with her first pregnancy. So her second pregnancy was classed as high risk and she was under consultant care. She was happy to monitor her blood pressure, and this time around, did not develop any symptoms.


Please use the form below to tell us what you think of the site. We’d love to hear about how we’ve helped you, how we could improve or if you have found something that’s broken on the site. We are a small team but will try to reply as quickly as possible.

Please note that we are unable to accept article submissions or offer medical advice. If you are affected by any of the issues covered on this website and need to talk to someone in confidence, please contact The Samaritans or your Doctor.

Make a Donation to

Find out more about how you can help us.

Send to a friend

Simply fill out this form and we'll send them an email