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.


  • High blood pressure
  • Protein in the urine
  • Swelling of the hands and face
  • Severe headaches
  • Vision changes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Decreased urination


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

Routine checkups

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.