Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy, usually in the late second or third trimester. This short video describes how consistent doctor/patient interaction can help address the long-term physical, psychological, and emotional effects of this condition.
Pre-eclampsia occurs in about five to eight percent of all pregnancies and results in a sudden raise in blood pressure during pregnancy. This condition significantly increases the risk of sudden organ failure, seizure, and death. Although its causes are still unknown, early detection can reduce the risk of complications.
We at Good Samaritan Hospital know that pregnancy can be a distressing experience, especially if and when any complications arise. Our maternity care specialists utilize the latest medical technology and techniques to help you get through your pregnancy as safely and comfortably as possible, from start to finish. Call (888) 724-2362 today schedule a tour of our maternity center.