What should be considered prior to delivery in patients with eclampsia?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: Michael G Ross, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Delivery is the treatment for eclampsia after the patient has been stabilized. No attempt should be made to deliver the infant either vaginally or by cesarean delivery until the acute phase of the seizure or coma has passed. The mode of delivery should be based on obstetric indications but should be chosen with an awareness that vaginal delivery is preferable from a maternal standpoint.


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