Prognosis of Eclampsia

While it is true that women in the US rarely die of Eclampsia, there are several other complications that could develop as a result of the condition. Medical conditions such as placenta abruption where the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus, DIS – a blood clotting disorder called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation – and premature births are more likely to occur in women who suffer from preeclampsia and Eclampsia.

Overall the prognosis for Eclampsia is good as long as medical treatment is swift and blood pressure levels continue to be monitored throughout the pregnancy. Babies whose mothers have suffered from preeclampsia and Eclampsia may be premature and have a low birth weight and are generally required to stay in hospital longer but most babies also do well with the correct medical care and treatment.

If the condition is left untreated however, there is a possibility of preeclampsia and Eclampsia causing life-threatening complications in both baby and mother.

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