DeLuca & Weizenbaum, Ltd.
Call Today for a
FREE Consultation
Toll-Free: 888-876-9415
Phone: 401-354-7233
View Our Practice Areas

Understanding preeclampia

Rhode Island parents looking forward to the births of their babies should be able to enjoy the nine months of pregnancy with anticipated delight. However, the reality always exists that some type of medical problem can develop. In the ideal world, such problems will be found and treated with proper prenatal care and checkups. When that does not happen, mothers and babies alike can find themselves at risk for serious injuries.

Preeclampsia is one condition that may affect as many as eight percent of pregnancies according to the American Pregnancy Association. The danger with preeclampsia is that the blood flow from mother to baby can become compromised. This, in turn, can reduce the amount of nutrition and oxygen that the baby receives. Symptoms of preeclampsia include water retention, high protein levels in the mother’s urine and high blood pressure. Headaches, abdominal pain and blurring of vision may be more serious symptoms.

Treatment for preeclampsia may vary depending upon the severity and the term status of the pregnancy. Mothers may be directed to rest, drink more water and eat more high-protein foods. In addition to low birth weight, a placental abruption is another risk associated with preeclampsia. WebMD explains that a placental abruption occurs when the placenta becomes separated from the uterine wall.

Some signs of a placental abruption include vaginal bleeding, reduced movement of a baby, early signs of labor, pain in the uterus or a rigid quality to the uterus.

Expectant mothers should always be prepared to be proactive in seeking medical care during their pregnancies. Taking action promptly when a problem happens can make a difference in the health of babies.

 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Providence Personal Injury Office

199 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

Toll Free: 888-876-9415
Phone: 401-354-7233
Fax: 401-453-1501
Providence Law Office Map