by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Aug 02, 2004 01:41 pm
The treatment of post-partum preeclampsia is the same as for that identified antepartum or intrapartum and involves the use of magnesium sulfate and, where necessary, control of blood pressure. In your favor is the fact that you developed preeclampsia fairly late in the third trimester, so your recurrence risk should be in the range of 20%, and this risk does not seem to depend on whether your diagnosis was antepartum or post-partum, though intuitively I would speculate that a case such as yours (post - partum) would carry a better prognosis.
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