Pre-Eclampsia - Reduce your risks

What is Pre-Eclampsia in pregnancy? Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women usually during the second half of pregnancy (from around 20 weeks) or immediately after birth of their baby. Women with pre-eclampsia have the following symptoms: high blood pressure fluid retention (oedema) protein in the urine (proteinuria) thinning of blood (coagulopathy) & Liver dysfunction If left untreated can lead to serious complications. In the unborn baby, pre-eclampsia can cause growth problems. What Causes Pre-Eclampsia? Although the exact cause of pre-eclampsia is not known, it is thought to occur when there is a problem with the placenta (the organ that links the baby’s blood supp

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