Preeclampsia is threatening the lives of pregnant women and their babies in Florida

The prevalence of preeclampsia, a life-threatening hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that features high blood pressure, is rising in South Florida...

October 14, 2022
6:32 AM

The prevalence of preeclampsia, a life-threatening hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that features high blood pressure, is rising in South Florida, posing a threat to many mothers and infants. As a labor and delivery nurse at Memorial Hospital Miramar, part of Memorial Healthcare System, I work to raise awareness about the fact that we are treating more and more cases of preeclampsia in our system. Preeclampsia can occur as early as 20 weeks into a pregnancy and up to six weeks postpartum, creating dangers for the mom and her unborn baby.

Gisselle Carre