Preeclampsia Info

Preeclampsia is a dangerous condition that occurs in 3 percent to 4 percent of pregnancies. In this condition, the blood vessels become narrow, leading to symptoms such as:
   
Some risk factors for the condition include chronic high blood pressure and obesity prior to pregnancy, as well as having developed high blood pressure or preeclampsia during a previous pregnancy.
 
The only definite cure for preeclampsia is delivering the fetus. However, this is not always the best treatment option. If the condition occurs early in a pregnancy, treatment will involve careful monitoring of the mother and the fetus until the fetus can be delivered.
 
(For more info, including when the condition is most likely to occur, click Preeclampsia.)

Preeclampsia Info

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