Pre-eclampsia: What is it all about?
- 7 Months ago
For most of us, pre-eclampsia is just a rise in the blood pressure of a pregnant woman. There are other symptoms related to pre-eclampsia that go unnoticed. Read below to get an overview of pre-eclampsia.
Although it is difficult to predict who can get pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, you are at greater risk if you have had it before, or if your mother or sisters have had it. If it's a first pregnancy, or the first pregnancy with a new partner or pregnancy above 35 years of age, your risk of getting pre-eclampsia increases. Multiple pregnancies, and any chronic illness like high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney problems and migraine can increase your risk of pre-eclampsia.