What are the delivery requirements for women with preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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A pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia without severe features at or beyond 37 weeks should be delivered. Although the pregnancy outcome is similar in these women as it is in women with a normotensive pregnancy, the risk of placental abruption and progression to severe disease is slightly increased. [63, 64] Thus, regardless of cervical status, induction of labor should be recommended. Cesarean section may be performed based on standard obstetric criteria.


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