The only way to cure preeclampsia is to deliver the baby. You may continue to have signs and symptoms of preeclampsia for up to six weeks after having the baby, too.
Mild preeclampsia requires close monitoring and potentially hospitalization. You’ll be asked to check how often your baby moves, too. If you’re at least 37 weeks pregnant, the doctors may recommend you have your baby early with induced labor.
If you have severe preeclampsia, you’ll probably be admitted to the hospital. You’ll get special medicines that help speed up your baby’s lung development, as well as medications that control your blood pressure and others to control seizures. In some cases, it’s safest to give birth to your baby early. Often, babies of mothers with severe preeclampsia do better being delivered early rather than staying in the womb.
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