Prevention of Preeclampsia


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Prevention list: Methods of prevention of Preeclampsia mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Preeclampsia.

  • Prevention before pregnancy
  • Prevention during pregnancy
    • Regular blood pressure tests during pregnancy
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid tobacco
    • Check all medications with your doctor - certain prescription and over-the-counter medications may be inappropriate.

Prevention of Preeclampsia: There is no proven way to prevent preeclampsia. Most women who develop signs of preeclampsia, however, are closely monitored to lessen or avoid related problems. The only way to "cure" preeclampsia is to deliver the baby.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: NHLBI

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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