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How to Prevent Pre-eclampsia
There are no reliable guidelines for preventing this condition. However, the following actions may help prevent pre-eclampsia or other problems related to pregnancy:
- Get early and regular prenatal care. Early treatment of pre-eclampsia may prevent eclampsia.
- If you have chronic high blood pressure, keep it under control during pregnancy.
- Get your doctor's approval before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol during pregnancy.
- Eat regular, healthful meals and take prenatal vitamins.
- Also ask your doctor if you should take a daily calcium supplement. In women who have a low calcium intake, supplementation may reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and Premature Birth.
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