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Pregnant Moms: Know the Signs of Preeclampsia

Pregnant Moms: Know the Signs of Preeclampsia

During a long labor, delivering my first son, Sam, I developed preeclampsia.  The news was scary during an already emotional time and I didn't really know what the word meant.  I wasn't alone and now, doctors are speaking out during Preeclampsia Awareness Month, in an effort to educate moms. "Preeclampsia is a disease that is specific to pregnancy and the placenta," says Dr. Adam Borgida, Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hartford Hospital.  "What happens, we believe, is that there is poor blood flow to the uterus and plactenta which causes some kind of reaction in a mother that basically effects all the blood vessels in her body.  The...

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