Global health burden affecting millions of mothers and infants
Pre-eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy marked by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Left untreated, pre-eclampsia can lead to eclampsia, a serious condition that can, in some cases, lead to death. Pre-eclampsia also affects blood flow to the placenta, often leading to growth-restricted or prematurely born babies. Avoiding this condition would bring substantial improvements to maternal and fetal health.