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Registered: 07-05-2005
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 8:30am

A new blood test might help doctors determine if a woman will develop a severe form of high blood pressure, known as preeclampsia, during pregnancy, a new study shows.

Preeclampsia can damage the kidneys, liver and brain, and lead to fetal complications such as premature delivery, low birth weight and stillbirth, the experts said.

The new test checks levels of a protein called placental growth factor (PlGF), and was assessed in 625 British women.

Are You at Risk for Preeclampsia? A New Test Could Let You Know

Wow! Hopefully this test will be available soon.  Do you have experience with preeclampsia?  

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Sat, 11-30-2013 - 9:14am

Yes, and it was nasty. I had to have my baby at 34 weeks, by c-section. (She's now 15, and well.)

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