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Preeclampsia (cont.)

Preeclampsia Self-Care at Home

If preeclampsia is suspected during a pregnancy, do not try to self-diagnose and treat at home; see the Obstetrician as soon as possible. If the doctor suggests home care, try to get help with household chores and assistance watching other children if the patient is sent home on bed rest. The doctor may recommend that the patient or caregiver take and record blood pressures at home and provide the patient with instructions if certain symptoms or blood pressure levels occur. If questions or problems occur, call the Obstetrician .

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2014

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