Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 7th, 2003
Every year some 25,000 expectant mothers throughout the U.K. are affected by pre-eclampsia, which causes damage to the blood vessels and can lead to fits and stroke or injury to the lungs, liver, and kidneys. Reduced blood flow to the placenta can cause the baby's growth to slow and may lead to death.
Early delivery is the only answer to pre-eclampsia, resulting in the premature births of between 7,000 and 12,000 babies in the country annually. Many of these may suffer from respiratory problems,...
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