by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Apr 05, 2004 07:11 pm
Growth restriction is a common problem associated with preeclampsia. Often the fetus does not continue to grow even though the gestation progresses. The exact time of delivery is still a controversial matter. Many physicians feel that as long as the fetal heart rate testing is reassuring the pregnancy should continue. If the pregnancy reaches 34-35 weeks, the benefits for continuing the pregnancy may be less than the risks, so delivery is considered at that point. Other physicians feel that the fetus would do better growing outside the uterus. Ultimately it is up to her doctor to decide.
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