Preeclampsia is a dangerous condition to both the mother and the child. Preeclampsia is classified as elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine.
Preeclampsia is the leading cause of premature birth and maternal death. Additionally, preeclampsia can lead to conditions such a placental abruption. This can cause the baby to be deprived of oxygen causing brain damage and cerebral palsy.
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The following video discusses preeclampsia, including the warning signs, treatment and outcomes.