You may be aware, that Pre-Eclampsia is an illness arising only in pregnancy that can affect both the mother and her unborn child. It affects as many as one in ten of all pregnancies making it the most common serious antenatal complication. It can develop at any time in the second half of pregnancy. In the mother, the condition causes a number of symptomless disturbances including raised blood pressure and protein in the urine. The only cure is the delivery of the baby and complications due to infant prematurity often result.
19-25 August 2007 is Pre-Eclampsia Awareness Week and I urge you all to visit AAPEC to learn more.