, or PIH, is one of the main complications
. This condition is characterized by a resting hypertension above 140 over 90 in usually normotensive women. The complications of PIH during pregnancy can be fatal (eclampsia, kidney
failure). Complications for the fetus include premature birth
triggered by life-saving treatments for the mother or child and intra-uterinal impaired development that can cause fetal death.
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Latest update on November 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM by Jeff.