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Preeclampsia Definition

Definition

Pre-eclampsia is a problem that occurs in some women during pregnancy. Blood pressure increases and protein appears in the urine. This usually occurs during the second half of pregnancy and in 5%-8% of pregnancies.

Your healthcare provider will look for the following signs: high blood pressure , swelling that doesn't go away, and large amounts of protein in your urine.

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