May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. It affects approximately 2 out of 100 expectant women. This condition can be dangerous to both the baby and the mother, and it is one of the most common causes of preterm birth.

Preeclampsia might have long-term health effects for the mother. Competent continuing care of both mother and child by an expert, and a healthy diet are particularly beneficial.

For pregnant women, it is very important to keep every prenatal appointment. Expectant mothers with preeclampsia must always be monitored by an expert, sometimes in a hospital setting.

Although researchers don’t yet know the exact cause of preeclampsia, they are making progress.

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