Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (from around 20 weeks) or soon after their baby is delivered.
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that causes high blood pressure during pregnancy and after labour. It can be serious if not treated.
Early signs of pre-eclampsia include high blood pressure and protein in your pee. These are usually picked up during pregnancy appointments.
If you have pre-eclampsia you'll have regular check-ups that may require a stay in hospital. You may also need medicine to lower your blood pressure.
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