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I am 28 weeks pregnant and i just had my steroid injection ill be travelling by air at 30 weeks is this safe. I have a history of pre eclampsia?

I am 28 weeks pregnant and i just had my steroid injection ill be travelling by air at 30 weeks is this safe. I have a history of pre eclampsia?

Preterm labor: Physicians generally reserve steroids for high-risk pregnancies and those at risk for preterm labor before 34 weeks. If you received steroids, you might be considered high-risk and therefore may want to reconsider traveling unless you have access to a hospital capable of caring for high-risk mothers and newborns. ...Read more

Dr. George Kingsley III
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Eclampsia (Definition)

Eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy in which a pregnant woman suddenly and often unexpectedly has seizures. It may be life threatening. Risk factors for eclampsia in pregnant women include having high blood pressure during pregnancy and having ...Read more


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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?

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the different fetal outcomes in cases of pre-eclampsia?

What are the different fetal outcomes in cases of pre-eclampsia?

Of course.: Range: death to completely healthy infants. The main determinant is acuity of care, prompt seeking of medical care, gestational age at diagnosis and luck. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pre-eclampsia and how serious it is in pregnancy?

Symptoms of pre-eclampsia and how serious it is in pregnancy?

Preeclampsia.: The typical symptoms of preeclampsia are: nausea/vomiting, visual changes (scotomata), headache, right upper (liver) abdominal pain, photosensitivity, swelling and decreased fetal activity (especially if the fetus is too small). If untreated (delivery, magnesium sulfate), it can lead to eclampsia (epileptic seizures), pulmonary edema, stroke, blindness (temporary), placental abruption, fetal death. ...Read more

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Where do I find more information on cardiac output and pre-eclampsia?

Where do I find more information on cardiac output and pre-eclampsia?

Google it: I'm an internist, but from what i remember from med school, where i delivered 30 babies in 30 days at umdnj (1970), the cardiac output peaks at 7 months, and decreases thereafter. Pre-eclampsia is an abormal preg state where the mother develops severe high blood pressure and edema. Needs aggressive treatment, including lots of rest. But look for an obstetrician answer. ...Read more

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How long after you give birth can pre-eclampsia come back, or is it gone for good the moment you deliver?

How long after you give birth can pre-eclampsia come back, or is it gone for good the moment you deliver?

Within 1-6 weeks.: 15% of all preeclampsia cases first manifest postpartum i.e. Within 1-6 weeks after delivery. Look out for new/severe headache, nausea/vominting, visual changes or seizures if your blood pressure is increased postpartum and seek prompt medical care if any of these symptoms occur. ...Read more

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How do I lower bp after pregnancy? Already on meds. And why is it still up? No pre eclampsia but bp did start to creep up at end.

How do I lower bp after pregnancy? Already on meds. And why is it still up? No pre eclampsia but bp did start to creep up at end.

Tincture of Time: Persistent hypertension is fairly common after delivery with pregnancy induced hypertension. It usually resolves after pregnancy. How soon is somewhat variable; anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months. Stay on your medications and keep your appointments. When your blood pressure starts to drop, your doc will probably take you off blood-pressure medications. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does pre-eclampsia have lasting effects?

Does pre-eclampsia have lasting effects?

No: Pre-eclampsia usually resolves without any problems once the baby is born. Occasionally you can have elevated blood pressures for a few weeks to months postpartum, especially if pre-eclampsia was severe and may need to take a short course of blood pressure medicine. Women with eclampsia or severe post-partum pre-eclampsia can very rarely have long-term neurologic complications. ...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


Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more