All pregnant women are at risk of preeclampsia, 1 in 12 women develop it

All pregnant women are at risk of preeclampsia, 1 in 12 women develop it
All pregnant women are at risk of preeclampsia, 1 in 12 women develop it

Shocking data was presented at its press conference today by the new non-governmental organization "He althy Mothers, He althy Babies" - mothers unite in the fight against life-threatening conditions in pregnant women.

Lack of prevention, adequate he alth care for pregnant women, as well as low awareness of the problem lead to a large number of deaths, as well as an increase in premature babies, due to hypertensive conditions.

The foundation aims to inform women about hypertensive conditions that can complicate pregnancy or occur after childbirth, highlight the role of prevention for good he alth of the baby and mother, provide support to affected mothers and their children, as well as to assist in optimizing the he alth system in the direction of reducing those affected by these conditions.

Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy and is clinically presented with increased blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. It usually develops during the second half of pregnancy, but very rarely it also happens during the first. Preeclampsia is a dangerous complication that threatens the life of the mother and the child. If not detected in time, it can cause coma or even death of the mother and the fetus - before, during or after birth, affecting about 8-10% of all pregnancies.

According to World He alth Organization statistics, all pregnant women are at risk of preeclampsia or another hypertensive condition, with 1 in 12 women developing it. 50,000 babies die annually from preeclampsia worldwide; 13 million women a year suffer from this condition; 15% in America and 20% in Europe of premature babies are due to preeclampsia; 5-10% of pregnant women worldwide suffer from preeclampsia; 3-5% in the US, which is estimated to account for 40-60% of maternal deaths in developing countries; 10-20% of women who develop preeclampsia suffer from HELLP syndrome; daughters of women who have had preeclampsia may also develop the condition in 20 to 40%.

Preeclampsia is characterized by numerous complications - delay in growth and development of the fetus; premature detachment of the placenta; premature birth; changes in many organs and systems of the pregnant woman such as liver, kidneys, brain - appearance of seizures, pulmonary embolism, cerebral edema; complex bleeding disorder, hysterectomy, coma and even maternal death.