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Can healthy women with no history of high blood pressure develop pre eclampsia?is it true epsom salt baths help prevent pre eclampsia?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
P.I.H. not "PIG": Pregnancy induced hypertension (pih) can progressed to make one swell and look like a pig(pregnancy induced gondola). Yes, healthy women can develop pih (pre-eclampsia) especially if there diet is unhealthy. Epsom salts contain magnesium which when infused IV can stop pih seizures( but not prevent pih(eclampsia). Epsom salt magnesium is not what is infused at that time.
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