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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Raphael Peralta
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Someting with mom

Something wirh mom.

In brief: Someting with mom

Something wirh mom.
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Dr. Raphael Peralta
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