The most certain means of preventing eclampsia is controlling preeclampsia which leads to the more extreme condition. There is still no known prevention for preeclampsia, but early diagnosis and effective treatment of preeclampsia may prevent the onset of eclampsia.
Women may help reduce the risk of preeclampsia that leads to eclampsia by making certain lifestyle choices. As obesity, high blood pressure and smoking are known to contribute to the potential for contracting preclampsia, proper nutrition and weight control, stopping smoking, and an exercise program approved by your doctor can lower risks prior to becoming pregnant.
Early and ongoing medical care for pregnant women is the most important factor in preventing eclampsia. By checking with your doctor before becoming pregnant, or as soon as possible afterward, you allow for early diagnosis and treatment of conditions that could lead to eclampsia.