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Adequately Diversified Dietary Intake and Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation during Pregnancy Is Associated with Reduced Occurrence of Symptoms Suggestive of Pre-Eclampsia or Eclampsia in Indian Women

Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorder characterized by high blood pressure and proteinuria, i.e. elevated levels of protein in the urine (used to distinguish pre-eclampsia from gestational hypertension), after the 20th week of pregnancy [1]. Eclampsia is defined as the occurrence of generalized seizures/convulsions and/or unexplained coma during pregnancy or the…

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Risk of post-partum pre-eclampsia and eclampsia persist after delivery

Delayed post-partum pre-eclampsia and eclampsia remain risks for maternal health in the week following delivery, regardless of whether there is a maternal history of hypertension or whether hypertensive disease has developed prior to hospital discharge, according to a recent study. “The sudden appearance of post-partum eclampsia can be a rude… 

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