Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both you and your baby. If you have preeclampsia, the most effective treatment is delivery of your baby. Even after delivering the baby, it can still take a while for you to get better. If you're diagnosed with preeclampsia too early in your pregnancy to deliver your baby, you and your doctor face a challenging task. Your baby needs more time to mature, but you need to avoid putting yourself or your baby at risk of serious complications. Rarely, preeclampsia develops after delivery of a baby, a condition known as postpartum preeclampsia.
Who is at risk for preeclampsia?
The following may increase the risk of developing preeclampsia:
A first-time mom Previous experience with gestational hypertension or
preeclampsia. Women whose sisters and mothers had preeclampsia
Women carrying multiple babies. Women younger than 20 years and older than age 40. Women who had high blood pressure or kidney disease prior to pregnancy.Women who are obese or have a BMI of 30 or greater What are the symptoms of
Mild preeclampsia: high blood pressure, water retention, and
protein in the urine. Severe preeclampsia: headaches, blurred vision, inability to tolerate bright light, fatigue , nausea / vomiting , urinating small amounts, pain in the upper right abdomen, shortness of breath,
and tendency to bruise easily.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience blurred vision,
severe headaches, abdominal pain , and/or urinating very
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