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Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia explained
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In brief: the at risk groups, symptoms and treatments


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Pre-eclampsia can develop without any of the following risk factors being present but belonging to one or more of these groups can increase the risk factor of developing the condition:
  • First pregnancy
  • Family history of the condition
  • Previous diagnosis of Pre-eclampsia
  • Young mothers - pregnancy under 18years
  • Older mothers - pregnancy over 35-40years
  • Migraine sufferers
  • Previous hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Underweight
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE)
  • Multiple pregnancy


Suzanne Baum
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