Pregnancy conditions explained: Pre-eclampsia

What is pre-eclampsia? Whilst the exact cause of pre-eclampsia isn't known, scientists believe it occurs when the placenta's blood vessels don't develop properly, causing it not to function as it should.  As a result of the placenta not working correctly, several issues can arise. The baby may not receive enough nutrients, and โ€ฆ

Reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia through nutrition

Pre-eclampsia is a serious pregnancy disorder related to problems in the development of the placenta. Around 10% of pregnant women are affected and symptoms include protein in the urine, high blood pressure, swelling (oedema) and headaches. If you are overweight, over 35, carrying twins or have a family history of the โ€ฆ