Women & Families
Pre-eclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It is linked to problems in the placenta, which joins the mother and baby and supplies the baby with nutrients and oxygen from the mother’s blood.
No one can predict with certainty who will get pre-eclampsia. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions that includes information on the cause, symptoms and treatment.
In Freetown, Sierra Leone, one in ten pregnant teenagers dies in pregnancy or around the time of birth. That’s an alarming statistic – much higher than the already poor statistics for maternal death in the general population. For perspective, in the UK the maternal death rate is roughly 1 in 10,...