Maternity and Preeclampsia

The rate of preeclampsia in the United States has increased 25% in the last 20 years and it is the leading cause of maternal and infant illness and death.

Dr. Ellen Schwartzbard, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains preeclampsia is when your blood pressure goes up combined with some other abnormalities, like protein in the urine or problems with your liver or your kidney. She points out how important prenatal care is, because you may not have any symptoms.

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