Pre-eclampsia Prognosis

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Most cases of pre-eclampsia are mild forms without significant consequences during pregnancy and most women give birth to healthy babies. To prevent it progressing to more serious forms, early diagnosis (by performing tests during scheduled visits) and treatment are essential.

About a third of women who have pre-eclampsia during pregnancy have high blood pressure after menopause. Blood pressure testing every 2 years then every year after the age of 40 is recommended for women who have had pre-eclampsia.

Also, having pre-eclampsia in the first pregnancy increases the risk of having it again in a future pregnancy. The main risk factor for recurrence is the time after which the first symptoms appear: the earlier, the higher the risk of recurrence of pre-eclampsia in another pregnancy.

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