When a woman suffers from pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, it is important to take special care, as complications may develop. Each of these is discussed below:
- Delayed foetal growth
- in pre-eclampsia, the arteries that supply blood to the placenta are affected. As a result, the baby does not get the right amount of blood and oxygen, as well as nutrients.
- Preterm birth
- in cases of severe pre-eclampsia it is necessary to bring the due date forward, but it can also happen that the baby is born before the due date.
- Placental abruption
- this means that the placenta separates from the uterine walls before delivery occurs, leading to a large loss of blood in the woman.
- HELLP syndrome
- is the destruction of erythrocytes or red blood cells accompanied by an increase in liver enzymes and platelet count.
- in the most severe cases of pre-eclampsia leads to eclampsia, which leads to seizures.
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Marta Barranquero Gómez
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).