Achieving a Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia, dangerously high blood pressure that develops in the second half of pregnancy, affects about 1 in 20 pregnancies. The condition poses risks to a mother’s health and may require an early birth. Our experienced maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists work closely with you to extend your pregnancy as long as safely possible. This may include hospitalization, where we closely monitor the mother and provide more time for the baby’s development. After delivery, our MFM physicians and the newborn medicine specialists in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) collaborate to provide the best care for you and your baby.
In this video, Sarah Little, MD, of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital describes our specialized care for women with preeclampsia.