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  1. Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy, but for now, you'll need to make some lifestyle changes to keep you and your baby healthy.

  2. Know These Exercise Warning Signs

    Tips on exercise warning signs to watch for during pregnancy.

  3. Premature Labor

    WebMD explains premature labor and helps you decide when to call the doctor.

  4. Karyotype Test

    Karyotype is a test to identify and evaluate the size, shape, and number of chromosomes in a sample of body cells.

  5. Genetic Test

    A genetic test examines a DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) sample of a person's cells for abnormal genes, or analyzes the number, arrangement, and characteristics of the chromosomes.

  6. Preeclampsia - Prevention

    If you have chronic high blood pressure (hypertension), you can lower your blood pressure before pregnancy by exercising, eating a diet low in sodium and rich in fruits and vegetables, and maintaining a healthy weight.

  7. Preeclampsia - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to calll a doctor about preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

  8. Preeclampsia: Creatinine Clearance Test - Topic Overview

    When muscles use energy,they release a waste product called creatinine into the blood. The kidneys then filter creatinine from the blood. From the kidneys,creatinine passes out of the body through the urinary tract. If the kidneys are not functioning normally,high amounts of creatinine remain in the blood while low amounts are passed out in the urine. During a normal pregnancy,increased ...

  9. Preeclampsia - What Happens

    Learn what happens in preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

  10. HELLP Syndrome and Preeclampsia - Topic Overview

    HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening liver disorder thought to be a type of severe preeclampsia. It is characterized by H emolysis (destruction of red blood cells),E levated L iver enzymes (which indicate liver damage),and L ow P latelet count. HELLP is usually related to preeclampsia. About 10% to 20% of women who have severe preeclampsia develop HELLP. 1 In most cases,this happens before ...

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