Self-managing higher blood pressure after childbirth (SNAP-HT)

Start Date: 31 May 2014 End Date: 30 Jun 2017


High blood pressure during and after pregnancy can put both mother and baby at risk. So does showing new mothers how to monitor their own blood pressure, and control their own blood pressure medication accordingly, improve their health outcomes more than those who receive standard care?


This project wants to find out if home blood pressure monitoring, and self-adjustment of blood pressure medications (according to a bespoke plan), improve blood pressure control and patient satisfaction in women with new-onset raised blood pressure during pregnancy.

How this could benefit patients

Ultimately, this research wants to improve the long-term health and post-birth management of high blood pressure for women with new on-set high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia.

Dr Alexandra Cairns