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Does the baby cause preeclampsia? Or is it something in the mother?

Does the baby cause preeclampsia? Or is it something in the mother?

Neither: There is no definite etiology known for pre-eclampsia. The predominent theory is that the placenta is a significant factor in the development of pre-eclampsia, how or why is not known. It is clear that the cure for pre-eclampsia is delivery - so something about the pregnancy is clearly involved. To further complicate the picture, about 25% of pre-eclampsia cases arise after delivery. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


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Docs, are there any mothers who suffered from preeclampsia, now pregnant with second or more?

Docs, are there any mothers who suffered from preeclampsia, now pregnant with second or more?

Definitely!: Preeclampsia is a common obstetric complication. It does tend to recur in subsequent pregnancies, sometimes earlier than in the previous pregnancy. It is important to discuss your history with your obstetrician so that she may appropriately monitor your future pregnancies for an early signs of preeclampsia and determine if you are a candidate for aspirin therapy. ...Read more

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Having preeclampsia once what to do to prevent this again ?My babies died after 20 days in icu bec they were premature 28 weeks

Having preeclampsia once what to do to prevent this  again ?My babies died after 20 days in icu bec they were premature 28 weeks

Aspirin!: I am very sorry for your losses. Aspirin 80-81 mg daily would be my recommendation unless you are allergic or have gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Take it before getting pregnant for maximal prophylaxis benefit: can be 15-75% decrease in risk of recurrent preeclampsia. Take calcium as well if you are lactose intolerant otherwise dairy product consumption suffices. Do not change sexual partners. ...Read more

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Born 3mths. Premature. I had kidney issues up until age 6. I was on kidney meds but grew out of it. im 26&want babies.Whats my chance of Preeclampsia?

Born 3mths. Premature. I had kidney issues up until age 6. I was on kidney meds but grew out of it. im 26&want babies.Whats my chance of Preeclampsia?

Depends: If your kidney function is totally normal (tests can be done to check this) and you have no blood pressure issues at all, then the chance of getting preeclampsia should be about the same as that of the general population, which is approximately 15%. See your doctor to have kidney function and blood pressure assessed before you start trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetic with IVF quads. Now preeclampsia. What is prognosis for her and babies at 32 weeks?

Type 1 diabetic with IVF quads. Now preeclampsia. What is prognosis for her and babies at 32 weeks?

Infants of...: ...Diabetic mothers tend to have less mature lungs for gestational age, so they may be at higher risk than other 32-week quadruplets. A lot depends on how good the diabetic control is. ...Read more

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Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Can cardiomyopathy in mother cause severe jaundice and low hemoglobin in 19 day old infant?

Not likely: It appears your child has some kind of a hemolytic process going on. You need the immediate help of a pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Can you tell me how preeclampsia cause death?

Start with this link: https://www.preeclampsia.org/health-information/faqs in the mother... It can be from bleeding, strokes, liver problems, seizures and several other mechanisms. ...Read more

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What effects does preeclampsia have on my baby?

What effects does preeclampsia have on my baby?

Sometimes small, etc: Babies of women with preeclampsia might be smaller because they did not grow well (due to higher blood pressure) or were born early because the women needed to be delivered preterm. There are other possible effects that are known or being studied, but those are the main ones in developed nations. ...Read more

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