Eclampsia (Seizures) and Preeclampsia - Topic Overview
Eclampsia is pregnancy-related seizure activity that is caused by severe preeclampsia. Less than 1% of women who have preeclampsia experience seizures. 1 Eclampsia is life-threatening for both a mother and her fetus. During a seizure,the oxygen supply to the fetus is drastically reduced. Sudden seizures can occur before,during,or (rarely) up to 6 weeks after delivery (postpartum). ...
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 ...
Nifedipine for High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
Drug details for Nifedipine for high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Preeclampsia - Treatment Overview
If your blood pressure begins to rise during pregnancy, you will need close monitoring until after your baby is born
10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pregnancy
WebMD provides you with a printable list of 10 key questions to ask your doctor about pregnancy.
Pregnancy: Hand Changes - Topic Overview
During pregnancy,changes in the hands are common. Mild swelling of your hands may be caused by the normal buildup of fluid during pregnancy. Red,itchy palms and soles of the feet are caused by changing hormone levels. The symptoms go away after delivery. Moisturizers may give some relief. An occasional pins-and-needles sensation may occur in the hands for no obvious reason. It is not ...
Pregnant? Keep Sex on Your Agenda
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to lose your mojo. Here's how to keep things fun in the bedroom and still feel comfortable and safe with your body.
Understanding STDs in Pregnancy -- Treatment
Learn about the STD treatments used during pregnancy from the experts at WebMD.
What Causes Gestational Diabetes?
WebMD explains what happens when a pregnant woman develops gestational diabetes.
Understanding STDs in Pregnancy -- Basic Information
Learn basic information on STDs in pregnancy from the experts at WebMD.