Welcome to the Preeclampsia Foundation
Preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome are disorders that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period, which affect both the mother and the unborn baby. Preeclampsia affects at least 5 percent of all pregnancies, it is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine. Sudden weight gain, headaches and changes in vision are important symptoms; however, some women with rapidly advancing disease report few symptoms.
eclampsia, preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, toxemia, toxemic, maternal loss, infant loss