Pre-eclampsia can attack woman's at early 30's. It's a cause of chronic hypertension / high blood pressure and too much protein in the urine. Ob-gyne explains that it really affects not just the mother but also the baby, because the blood cannot circulate properly, so the baby cannot get the right oxygen from within, and also causes the baby too small and sometimes it leads to have a HELLP syndrome to a mother. The only way to get rid of pre-eclampsia is to deliver the baby, but sometimes the doctor's still need to evaluate if the baby is safe to be delivered, then if not, the mother and the baby will have to take medications until such they are both safe.
Some symptoms will help you notice about this pre-eclampsia: High-blood pressure, severe headaches, blurring of vision, swelling of hands and feet (earlier signs) and high protein on urine.
Pre-eclampsia is just occured mostly with those who has a history of hypertension and late 30's women's. But the doctor still advised to have a healthy lifestyle in prevention of this.Treatment Options:
you have a mild case of preeclampsia, your doctor may recommend bed
rest. You should lie on your left side, so the weight of the baby won' t
press against important blood vessels. Drink a lot of water to help you
urinate and get rid of excess fluids. Your health care provider may
want to monitor your blood pressure and urine every couple of days. The
goal is to manage your symptoms until at least 36 weeks in your
pregnancy, when the baby may be safely delivered.
you have severe preeclampsia, it may not be possible to wait that long.
Your doctor may admit you to the hospital, where you will receive drugs
to induce labor, or have a cesarean section.
Your doctor may prescribe the following drugs intravenously (IV):
- Magnesium sulfate or hydralazine, to reduce your blood pressure
- Calcium gluconate, if your blood pressure falls too low
- Furosemide, to help you urinate more
severe cases, your doctor may prescribe medications to lower your blood
pressure. Your doctor may also give you corticosteroids to help the
baby's lungs develop faster before an early delivery.