Why Choose Florida Hospital?
Preeclampsia, a condition linked to high blood pressure late in pregnancy, is the leading cause of pregnancy complications, including eclampsia, the second leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Women who are obese, have high blood pressure, are older than 40 or younger than 20 are particularly at risk. There is no cure for this condition aside from delivering the baby—which sometimes means premature delivery. Early knowledge is the key to avoiding complications from preeclampsia. Regular prenatal appointments with your physician at Florida Hospital will allow him or her to monitor your condition and take necessary steps when needed.