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Is self monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy safe and effective?

Hodgkinson, J. A., Tucker, K. L., Crawford, C., Greenfield, S. M., Heneghan, C., Hinton, L., Khan, K., Locock, L., Mackillop, L., McCourt, C., Selwood, M. and McManus, R. J. (2014). Is self monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy safe and effective?. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 349, p. 6616. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g6616


Guidelines encourage the use of self-monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy, and research suggests that women prefer it. But the blood pressure monitoring in pregnancy group (BUMP) explain that our enthusiasm may run ahead of the evidence. They outline what is known and call for better understanding before self-monitoring is implemented.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: First published in The BMJ, 2014.
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
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Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2015 10:26
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