Working with Mother and Doctor for a Healthy Delivery


Preeclampsia is a potentially serious disorder characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. It usually develops after the 20th week of pregnancy and goes away after delivery. In some cases, if the disease is mild, your doctor may choose to manage preeclampsia with close observation and testing. However, if the disease becomes severe, delivery of your baby may be indicated. Your RPG physician and your obstetrician will discuss this with you and answer any questions prior to treatment.

In rare cases, preeclampsia can progress to a disease called eclampsia, which is characterized by seizures. This can be potentially dangerous for both mothers and babies. Delivery is always indicated in patients with eclampsia.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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