Pre-eclampsia…noteworthy news…

As a former Labor and Delivery nurse, I watched over many women who were “pre-eclamptic” and severely so.

Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy and can threaten the life of the mother and the fetus.

I was thrilled to read this news item from the “March of Dimes”.

Ironically, I now work with renal dialysis patients and this news was presented at the American Society of Nephrology conference.

Hopefully, preeclampsia predisposition will be detected very early and save many moms from this terrible complication.

Early urine test for preeclampsia

Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology in November claimed that a simple measurement of key proteins in a urine test can detect preeclampsia in women during the early stages of pregnancy.

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