Anyone heard of preeclampsia? Does it affect all pregnant woman?
It accounts for about 10% of pregnancies worldwide. It usually develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy or soon after delivery. http://www.tommys.org/page.aspx?pid=385 My friend who delivered in November had preeclampsia just before she delivered; she was totally find even before her last appointment with the gynae. Hence she had to go through a c-section with general anaesthesia. Vaginal delivery is possible but may be too strenuous for her. She has been on medication ever since but will recover soon according to her gynae. I would say it's not as common as Gestational Diabetes.Read more
Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy disorder characterised by high blood pressure and large amounts of protein in the urine. It increases the risk of poor outcomes for both mother and baby if left untreated and if the disease is serious. Pre-eclampsia does not affect all pregnant women. The ultrasound scan in the first trimester will identify women at risk of pre-eclampsia and will be given calcium supplements to lower the risk. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-eclampsia http://pregnant.sg/articles/fetal-health-screening-faqs/Read more
Pre-eclampsia is caused by high-blood pressure and protein found in the urine which does not affect all pregnant woman. http://www.preeclampsia.org/health-information/about-preeclampsia