Can Pre Eclampsia be cured?

The only cure for Pre Eclampsia is delivery of the baby and with it the placenta, which is the seat of the problem. Such action is usually in the best interests of both mother and baby. However, if Pre Eclampsia occurs early in the second half of pregnancy, while delivery solves the mother's problems, it puts the baby at risk of complications of extreme prematurity


Medical information supplied by:
Professor Shaun Brennecke
Director of Perinatal Medicine and University of Melbourne Department Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne