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How Much Do You Know About Preeclampsia?

Developing high blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy or right after pregnancy may signal a condition called preeclampsia. If not treated, this condition may threaten both mother and child. Fortunately, preeclampsia is easily found during routine prenatal care visits. Plus, close monitoring can help women who develop it stay healthy and deliver healthy babies. To learn the facts, take this quiz.

1. Developing high blood pressure during pregnancy always means you have preeclampsia.
2. A woman’s age affects her risk for this condition.
3. One of the main treatments for preeclampsia is bed rest.
4. Preeclampsia can cause seizures in a pregnant woman.
Online Medical Reviewer: Burd, Irina, MD, PhD
Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: Trevino, Heather, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 7/1/2020
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