Daughter in hospital with preeclampsia

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Daughter in hospital with preeclampsia

Postby expert@preeclampsia.org » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:03 pm

They admitted my daughter to the hospital yesterday with preeclampsia. They will be doing a c-section within the next 48 hours. The baby will be 10 weeks early. Since they’ve diagnosed it and she is receiving medication for blood pressure and seizures…is it still life threatening to her or the baby? What are the baby’s chances of being born healthy and normal at this stage in her develpment?
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Re : Daughter in hospital with preeclampsia

Postby expert@preeclampsia.org » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:04 pm

Babies born at 30 weeks have a greater than 90% survival rate (maybe 95%) and a small risk of long-term problems (maybe 5%). They will usually be in the hospital until their due date - maybe out a week or so earlier.

Once admitted to the hospital, placed on MgSO4 and BP controlled, the risk to mother is low. The disease usually gets worse for a day or two postpartum before it gets better.
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