Preeclampsia and eclampsia are two pregnancy complications that require the help of a maternal fetal medicine specialist. Both require specialized care to ensure you have a healthy and successful pregnancy. Preeclampsia and eclampsia can be dangerous or even fatal, but the vast majority of cases in the United States are effectively managed and most patients do not have serious consequences. Still you can experience illness and symptoms during pregnancy with preeclampsia and eclampsia,
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On an episode of our podcast Healthful Woman, Dr. Shari Gelber explained preeclampsia and why the condition is serious for women who are diagnosed with it. Here, we’ll review some of Dr. Gelber’s discussion on preeclampsia and what you need to know. What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy that results in high blood pressure after 20
For pregnant women, a preeclampsia diagnosis means a lot of testing, both during and after pregnancy. It may be a very confusing to a woman, wondering why exactly doctors need to run so many tests and what do they mean? Here’s your guide to understanding the testing. Testing During Pregnancy Once diagnosed with preeclampsia, doctors
Something that has been addressed many times before, but is very important to remember: pre-eclampsia without severe features can become pre-eclampsia with severe features very, very quickly. No healthcare practice is completely confident in not missing that potentially rapid transition, so most practices utilize a universal magnesium seizure prophylaxis during intra-partum and postpartum care of
At times there may be difficulty to differentiate between the presence of preeclampsia or an another underlying chronic medical condition. Many women with underlying health complications, such as chronic hypertension, renal disease, diabetes and vascular diseases are all at risk for the development of pre-eclampsia. The diagnosis of preeclampsia in this population may be very
Preeclampsia may present solely with hypertension and protein in the urine or these features may be combined with multisystem organ dysfunction (eg kidney, liver, blood system abnormalities). Onxe the diagnosis is made there is always the concern about the evolution of disorder and doctors recognize it as a potentially progressive process if not appropriately treated.