Eclampsia is a severe, life-threatening manifestation of preeclampsia. While long-term neurologic damage is rare, there is risk of maternal hypoxia and death. Most women will experience signs such as headaches or visual changes prior to a seizure.
Note: Not all women will demonstrate classic features of preeclampsia (hypertension, proteinuria)
Note: Magnesium sulfate should not be considered an antihypertensive agent
Delivery and Postpartum
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