blood pressure helps to prevent preeclampsia. If you have chronic
high blood pressure, you can lower your
blood pressure before pregnancy by:
Eating a diet low in sodium and
rich in fruits and vegetables.
Staying at a healthy weight.
When you are pregnant,
regular checkups are key to early detection and treatment. Prompt treatment is
vital to preventing the development of severe and possibly life-threatening
To reduce your risk for preeclampsia, your doctor may recommend that you take low-dose aspirin during the second and third trimesters of your pregnancy.
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June 04, 2014
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