What Are Blood Pressure "Triggers"?

As part of the prenatal remote blood pressure monitoring program through Babyscripts myJourney, BP readings you enter in the app will be monitored. If any of your BP readings are elevated or critically high, we may notify your care team, based on the protocol outlined below. 

What is a "trigger"?

Simply put, a "trigger" is a high blood pressure reading that you enter in the Babyscripts myJourney app. 

Please note: Blood pressure thresholds in the app are determined by your care team, and thus may vary slightly from health system to health system. To find out the specific ranges your care team has set for you, and to see more details about your program specifically, please look under the Health tab of your app.

What to expect after entering a blood pressure reading in the app:

After you enter a blood pressure reading in the app, you'll get a pop-up telling you if your reading was normal, elevated, or critically high. 

Normal blood pressure readings

Normal blood pressure readings are below 140/90. If you enter a normal blood pressure reading in the app, you'll get a pop-up that looks like this:

If you enter a normal blood pressure reading in the app, you're in the clear! No further action is needed.

Elevated blood pressure readings 

Elevated blood pressure readings are at or above 140/90 (but below 160/100).

If you enter an elevated reading in the app, you'll be asked to record any symptoms you may be experiencing. 

If you record any symptom(s), your care team will be notified and you will receive a pop-up that looks like this:

If you record "No Symptoms," you will receive a pop-up that looks like this: 

Critical blood pressure readings 

Critical blood pressure readings are at or above 160/100.

If you enter a critical blood pressure reading in the app, your care team will be notified. You will receive a pop-up that looks like this:

We'll automatically alert your care team of your critical BP reading, whether it's during or after office hours. Someone from your care team should then follow up to check in with you. 

If you have questions or concerns during this time, we recommend reaching out directly to your provider or care team.

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