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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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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What to do if i had pre eclampsia with my first pregnancy will I have it again?

What to do if i had pre eclampsia with my first pregnancy will I have it again?

Possible: The recurrence risk is about 15%. There is no prevention - keep your appointments with your ob/gyn and the pre-eclampsia will be caught early. ...Read more

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I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. What do I have to prepare for the second pregnancy and avoid eclampsia?

I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. What do I have to prepare for the second pregnancy and avoid eclampsia?

Intense monitoring: Your OB will need to monitor your b/p, weight gain, and other parameters to catch the early signs of pre-eclampsia by seeing you very frequently in the office and controlling your sodium intake in your diet. ...Read more

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Any ideas if I can have a normal pregnancy after having pre eclampsia in the past?

Any ideas if I can have a normal pregnancy after having pre eclampsia in the past?

Possible: There is a tendency to have pre-eclampsia again in next pregnancy especially if it was severe and preterm. It may get worse and earlier in the next pregnancy. However, some patients don't have a recurrence. What I advise is do some pre pregnancy planning because of the possible need for bedrest, hospitalization. ...Read more

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If I had eclampsia last time does that mean i'll probably have a high risk pregnancy for pre-eclampsia this time?

If I had eclampsia last time does that mean i'll probably have a high risk pregnancy for pre-eclampsia this time?

Eclampsia: Eclampsia may recur as pre-eclampsia in another pregnancy. Usually recurrence rates are estimated as about 15%. If you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy recurrence risks may be higher-about 30%. ...Read more

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I had eclampsia during my first pregnancy. Im still have hypertension after 4 month delivery...... Will the hypertension gone?

I had eclampsia during my first pregnancy. Im still have hypertension after 4 month delivery...... Will the hypertension gone?

Maybe: Having had eclampsia in a previous pregnancy does put you at increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the future. The best is to speak with primary care doctor and discuss lifestyle changes and possibly medications for hypertension. Exercise is your best friend for decreasing blood pressure. If you can, an 30 min to an hour of intense cardiovascular exercise a day. Interval training too. ...Read more

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How do I deal with pregnancy induced hypertension after having eclampsia during my first child delivery? She is carrying another pregnancy now .

How do I deal with pregnancy induced  hypertension after having eclampsia  during my first child delivery?  She is carrying another pregnancy now .

Let OB know: Today's technology is good at handling pregnancy induced hypertension, but clearly having eclampsia during your first pregnancy puts you at huge risk for the second child. Letting your OB know, making all appointments, following advice closely, and letting the OB know of any fluctuations in your condition will help the most. Also complying with any special instructions, and taking meds correctly. ...Read more

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If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

If your healthy what are the chances of getting pre eclampsia or blood clots and dying during pregnancy or after giving birth?

Not likely: If healthy, and you eat well, keep active, take prenatal vitamins and have regular prenatal checks, while pregnant, you are not at risk for clots or pre eclampsia. Also, your chances of dying are about zero. Would you like to have a baby? Are you afraid? Looks like you have done some research. Why not talk to your dr about your concerns. Good luck to you. Dr. Mom. ...Read more

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I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. Delivery on 35 weeks, my baby girl dead after 5days delivery. What causes dead n what d best week to delivery?

I had eclampsia on my first pregnancy. Delivery on 35 weeks, my baby girl dead after 5days delivery. What causes dead n what d best week to delivery?

Abruption: Most likely cause of fetal death in the setting of hypertension is an abruption where a part or all of the placenta shears away from uterus due to high blood pressure. When baby loses placenta, baby loses oxygen and can't live for very long after that. Best is to be monitored closely in next pregnancy and have frequent blood pressure checks, understand signs/symptoms and possibly medication. ...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


Pregnancy Complications (Definition)

There are a host of potential complications in a pregnancy that range from bleeding to early labor and from medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure to findings on ultrasound or blood tests that ...Read more