The Following video discusses the risk factors, symptoms and outcomes for mothers with preeclampsia. One point the video did not touch on is that mothers with preeclampsia are at a high risk for a placental abruption. A placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the uterus. This is a very serious situation for both the mother and child.
When a placental abruption occurs the mother may suffer a dangerous amount of blood loss and the child may be deprived of oxygen and damage to the brain may occur. Furthermore, lack of oxygen can lead to the child developing cerebral palsy.