Around the United States and the world, women and their babies are suffering the sometimes-fatal consequences of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication that can happen to anyone and disproportionately affects Black mothers and women over 35. Anthony Wallace, beloved widower of Chaniece Wallace, M.D., shares his family’s personal story and an important message for women about the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure has been normal.
Education and awareness are essential to meeting patient needs. View the information and resources linked to in this story for more information to help women make informed decisions and advocate for their health.
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