Skip Nav
Pregnancy
The 20 Most Stunning Birth Photos You've Ever Seen
Summer
These Moms Talking About Swimsuits Will Have You Nodding So Hard Your Head Will Fall Off
Parenting
7 Signs You're Overparenting

Signs of Preeclampsia

Induction of Preeclamptic Women Reduces C-Section Risk

Should women with preeclampsia set a delivery date? Expectant mothers suffering from the pregnancy condition, which is often detected by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, benefit from an early delivery according to a new study. Researchers following 756 women in the Netherlands found that inducing labor in preeclamptic women at 37 weeks gestation – either via hormones and breaking of the water sac – greatly reduced the risk of severely high blood pressure and decreased the use of cesarean sections in the delivery. Doctors are now calling for inductions of such patients to be become standard practice. A very serious condition, expectant mamas should be aware of the signs of preeclampsia. To see what they are,

.

  • Headaches
  • Swelling of the hands and face
  • Weight gain of more than two pounds each week, or a sudden gain over one or two days.
  • Abdominal pain
  • Agitation
  • Decreased urine output
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vision changes
Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
Ive experienced a fast amount of inductions without baby readiness ending up in c section anyway, so no, i dont think this is a good idea.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
Interesting. I was induced for preeclampsia, and I am glad I didn't end up with a c-section!
Is It Safe to Travel During the First Trimester?
Common Pregnancy Complications
Things You Should Do Before Having a Baby
The Handbag Style All Royals Own
Social Media Pregnancy Announcements
Couple Dancing Before and After Baby
Hottest Haircuts Summer 2017
NIPT Test Pros and Cons
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Pictures
Best Birth Photos Ever Taken
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds