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What is pre-eclampsia?
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zenny - February 23

hello! I am pregnant, and unfortunately i do have a very high blood pressure..My prenatal card has a stamp of "HIGH RISK ".I also heard from another pregnant, that i am also at risk of pre-eclampsia..What is really pre-eclampsia?Please give me some idea.


Donette - February 23

Pre-eclampsia is a medical condition in which hypertension arises in pregnancy (pregnancy-induced hypertension) in association with significant amounts of protein in the urine.


judith - February 23

Preeclampsia is an abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; this can lead to eclampsia which is more serious if untreated. So, you really have to monitor your blood pressure from time to time.


Elve - February 23

At the age of 26, when i delivered my first baby, i experienced pre-eclampsia. My BP reached 200/???(i just forgot the over). My hands were shaking, and i couldn't control the shaking. My body up to my head was so hot, really hot. I couldn't understand my feelings at that moment... It was the most traumatic experienced for me. I really feel sad when i recall those times of my life. It's between LIFE and DEATH..So, my advice for you is be careful of the food that you eat. Live a healthy lifestyle and always monitor your blood pressure..Don't be stressed...


victoria - February 23

preeclampsia is a condition in pregnancy defined by high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Generally preeclampsia causes only modest increases in blood pressure. Left untreated, however, preeclampsia can lead to serious complications for both mother and baby.


Delma - February 23

Pre-eclampsia occurs in as many as 10% of pregnancies, usually in the second or third trimester and after the 32nd week. Some women will experience pre-eclampsia as early as 20 weeks and is more common in women who are pregnant for the first time and its frequency drops significantly in second pregnancies, just like in my case.


Glendea - February 23

this pre-eclampsia is a dangerous situation of the pregnant woman if she has this.A thorough monitor of the person having this kind of illness.


Dorothy - February 23

High blood pressure can affect pre-eclampsia. It is better that the pregnant woman be aware of her pressure. Keep away to the fatty foods. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.


pretty mhama - February 24

Pre-eclampsia is a condition in which expected to happen when the placenta is not working properly. It can make you and your baby ill if you are not treated on it.


Desiree - February 25

it is based of the high blood pressure of the pregnant woman and the possibility that she may experience an attack that may sometimes resulted of mortality.


elaine joy - March 30

This is really a very serious matter.Majority of pregnant women who have this condition really died.I'm not threatening you but this is really true.You have to monitor your blood pressure and ask for advice from your doctor.


Amber - March 30

Preeclampsia also referred to as TOXEMIA, is a condition that pregnant women can get. It is marked by high blood pressure accompanied with a high level of protein in the urine. Women with preeclampsia will often also have swelling in the feet, legs and hands. Preeclampsia, when present, usually appears during the second half of pregnancy, generally in the latter part of the second or in the third trimesters, although it can occur earlier.


precious - March 30

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that can cause death for both the mother and child because it often occurs during pregnancy. It is identified by a sudden elevation of blood pressure causing arteries to constrict and limit blood flow to the placenta.


Pauline - March 30

It is a kind of high blood pressure at the time of pregnant. It should be monitored from time to time. The individual who might an eclampsia, may risk herself between life and death.


violet - April 1

Pre-eclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and effects both the mother and her unborn baby.


bobonow - April 6

Elve, good that you've overcome that. Lesson learned based on Elve's experience, we should have a proper diet and know exactly the right foods to eat.


dina - April 14

Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are forms of high blood pressure that occur during pregnancy and are accompanied by protein in the urine and edema (swelling). As the names suggest, these two disorders are related. Pre-eclampsia, sometimes called toxemia of pregnancy, may develop into the more severe eclampsia, which is pre-eclampsia together with seizure.



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