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Pre-eclampsia is High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy | An Infographic

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy ( from around 20 weeks) or soon after their baby is delivered. 

Preeclampsia is when you have high blood pressure and possibly protein in your urine during pregnancy or after delivery. It generally happens after the 20th week of pregnancy. However, in some cases it occurs earlier, or after delivery. 

Eclampsia is a severe progression of pre-eclampsia. With this disease, high blood pressure results in seizures. Like pre-eclampsia, eclampsia occurs during pregnancy or, rarely, after delivery. 

Theres are also risk factors that can increase your chances of developing pre-eclampsia. These include being pregnant with multiple foetuses, being over the age of 35, being in your early teens, being pregnant for the first time, being obese, having a history of high bloos pressure, having a history of diabetes and having a history of a kidney disorder.

Early and consistent prenatal care help your doctor diagnose preeclampsia sooner and avoid complications. Having a disgnosis will aloow your doctor to provide you with proper monitoring until your delivery date. 

Use this guide to learn about some pre-eclampsia. Consult your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms mentioned in this guide. If a problem is indeed found, make sure to follow your doctor doctor's advice about treatment. It will increase your chances of having a safe pregnancy and healthy delivery. Visit our OB/GY clinic for consultation.