Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-related medical condition characterized by high blood pressure and damage to organs, most commonly the liver and kidneys. It typically develops after 20 weeks of gestation and can be life-threatening for both the mother and the baby.
Delivering the baby and placenta is the only cure for pre-eclampsia.
Your gynaecologist will determine the delivery time based on the severity of your condition.
There may be medications prescribed to lower blood pressure and prevent seizures.
Pre-eclampsia can lead to serious complications such as stroke, seizures, and organ damage.
The baby may be born prematurely and have a low birth weight.
Increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life
Blood pressure and urine tests are common at every prenatal visit
Additional monitoring may be necessary if a woman has risk factors for pre-eclampsia, such as a history of the condition or multiple pregnancies.