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Preeclampsia

FAQ about Preeclampsia.

High blood pressure might be an occupational hazard of parenting, but who knew you could be at risk before your child is even born? High blood pressure during pregnancy is known as Preeclampsia, and it is no joke. Kids in the House experts Dr. Shamsah Amersi, MD, OBGYN, and Dr. David Miller, MD, OBGYN,  help pregnant mothers and their families learn the warning signs of preeclampsia so that you can get the help you need to have a happy, healthy pregnancy. 

What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia, formerly known as toxemia, is a medical condition that affects pregnant women in about 5% of pregnancies. It can be harmful to both mother and baby if left untreated.

Preeclampsia Symptoms, Signs, and Dangers.

There are three major signs of preeclampsia: Hypertension, proteinuria and edema.  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a blood pressure reading greater than 140/80 measured on two separate occasions, six hours apart. Women with ... Read more

OBGYN Dr. Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains what preeclampsia is, what causes preeclampsia, how many pregnancies are affected by preeclampsia, and how preeclampsia can affect... read more
Dr. David Miller, MD, Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, explains the causes and treatments for high blood pressure during pregnancy, and... read more
OBGYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the treatment options for preeclampsia, which depend on the severity of the condition and length of pregnancy. Preeclampsia treatment... read more
OBGYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the warning signs that occur during the third trimester of pregnancy. Learn the symptoms of preeclampsia, blood clots, and other... read more

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