Preeclampsia treatment

OBGYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the treatment options for preeclampsia, which depend on the severity of the condition and length of pregnancy. Preeclampsia treatment may involve bed rest, medication, or emergency delivery via induction or cesarean section. How to know which treatment option is for you.
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The treatment for preeclampsia is only one thing, and that is delivery of the baby. The timing of the delivery depends on when the person is diagnosed with preeclampsia and how severe the preeclampsia is. You will be admitted to the hospital and blood tests will be ordered to check the severity of the preeclampsia. If the liver and kidney function involvement occur, delivery would be recommended immediately. In addition, the doctor would order an ultrasound to check the growth of the baby. Blood pressure medications are started to lower your blood pressure to a safe level. Because there is a risk of seizures with preeclampsia, magnesium sulphate is also started to prevent seizure. Corticosteriods are used if the fetus is less than 34 weeks to help mature the baby's lungs. Ultimately, delivery occurs. If you are after the age of 37 weeks, the doctor would recommend either a c-section or a vaginal delivery. Before 37 weeks, bed rest could occur, followed by delivery if your symptoms are severe.

OBGYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, explains the treatment options for preeclampsia, which depend on the severity of the condition and length of pregnancy. Preeclampsia treatment may involve bed rest, medication, or emergency delivery via induction or cesarean section. How to know which treatment option is for you.

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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.

 

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