Pre-eclampsia is a dangerous condition that occurs during pregnancy, characterized by high blood pressure. In the U.K, pre-eclampsia is one of the biggest threats to pregnant women, affecting up to 38,000 women each year. It is the leading cause of stillbirth and 1,000 infants die every year as a result.
It is the second biggest cause of maternal death. It can pose a risk to mother and child in about 1% of the pregnancies.
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