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Preeclampsia - Topic Overview

The only cure for preeclampsia is having the baby.

You may get medicines to lower your blood pressure and to prevent seizures.

You also may get medicine to help your baby's lungs get ready for birth.

Your doctor will try to deliver your baby when the baby has grown enough to be ready for birth. But sometimes a baby has to be delivered early to protect the health of the mother or the baby. If this happens, your baby will get special care for premature babies.

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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: January 21, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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