Tag: "Preeclampsia"


What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia, a condition that is characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy, affects approximately 5 to 8 percent of all expectant mothers. If left untreated, it can cause numerous complications for both mother and baby, including seizures or fatality. Learn more about this dangerous pregnancy-related condition, including its causes, symptoms, treatment, and risks, with help from the following information on preeclampsia during pregnancy.


New Pre-eclampsia Test Determines Which Moms-to-be Are At Risk

Preeclampsia is pregnancy condition where women experience high blood pressure, sometimes with fluid retention and excess protein in your urine (proteinuria). It usually starts after 20 weeks and can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both a mom and their baby.


Age and Pregnancy Risk

After having IVF treatment an Australian woman gave birth this week at age 62. Very few women are able to conceive a baby later in life without the help of IVF, but these women also go through menopause later and have lower risks for heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia. But despite those benefits, becoming pregnant later in life carries some real risk.


Fertility Boost with Daily Low-Dose Aspirin

New research suggests that for many women a daily aspirin reduces systemic inflammation to make the womb a safer environment for embryo growth, increasing the odds of conceiving by up to 17%.


Study Uncovers Possible Treatment for Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia, which can occur any time after the 20th week of pregnancy, is one of the most common. With no other treatment currently available for the condition, infants are typically born within just days of their mother’s diagnosis. This can mean severe complications and possibly even infant mortality, especially for those born very prematurely.


10 Benefits of Eating Avocado during Pregnancy

Avocados taste great on everything from chips to salad, but there’s more than just taste to these little green fruits. Packed full of healthy fats, avocados have been shown to have a powerful impact on health—an impact that translates into lots of good stuff for your baby!


Benefits of Chia Seeds during Pregnancy, Plus Recipes!

Chia seeds have been considered a dietary supplement by Native Americans for centuries, but it’s only been recently that they’ve become more mainstream. And for very good reason! Learn more about them, and how consuming them can benefit both you and your baby.


Study: Risk of Autism and Preeclampsia during Pregnancy Linked

Preeclampsia, a condition characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, is experienced by somewhere between 3% and 5% of all pregnancies. When untreated or not caught soon enough, the condition can become dangerously fatal for both mother and baby. In fact, preeclampsia accounts for somewhere around 40%-60% of all maternal deaths in developing countries. But, even when not fatal, the condition may have some further reaching repercussions.


New Device Set to Hit Markets in 2015 Helps Moms Track Contractions

First time pregnancies are . . . challenging in many aspects. You’re unsure of what your body is doing. Sometimes, when you’re having Braxton Hicks contractions, or even just ligament stretching, you worry that maybe you’re going into early labor.


Pre-eclampsia may be Caused by Fetus, Not Placenta, Experts Say

Estimated to affect approximately 5%-8% of all pregnancies, pre-eclampsia can cause serious health complications, including seizures, kidney failure, heart failure, and hemorrhaging. It is most common in older mothers, women suffering from obesity or diabetes, as well as women carrying triplets or twins.


Bed Rest Could Increase Certain Risks for Mother and Baby, Study Says

Over the years, experts have warned the bed rest during pregnancy carries few benefits for mothers and their babies. Now, a new study highlights certain risks of bed rest during pregnancy. And, in light of this new information, key guidelines for prescribing bed are being considered null and void.