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How to Prevent Preeclampsia

Developing high blood pressure during late pregnancy may signal a condition called preeclampsia. Untreated, this condition potentially threatens both mother and child. Fortunately, preeclampsia is easily detected during routine prenatal care visits. Plus, close monitoring can help women who develop it stay healthy and deliver healthy babies. To learn the facts, take this true-false quiz.

1. Developing high blood pressure during pregnancy always means you have preeclampsia.
2. A woman’s age affects her risk for this condition.
3. Physical activity may help prevent preeclampsia.
4. Women who develop preeclampsia are more likely to have high blood pressure after pregnancy.