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Preeclampsia

Survivability of Preeclampsia

The only cure for preeclampsia is delivering the baby—in some cases, even if the baby is not fully developed; although in other cases, doctors may seek to devise a plan to allow the baby more time to develop. If the preeclampsia becomes severe enough and the baby is not delivered, there is a risk that the mother could die. Eclampsia, a more severe form of preeclampsia, is the second leading cause of maternal death in the United States. However, if diagnosed, health care providers can take steps to improve the survivability of both the mother and child. 

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