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... severe cases the baby will need to be born early.

Pre-eclampsia may also be referred to as pre-eclamptic toxaemia (PET) or toxaemia. If left untreated, severe pre-eclampsia can turn into eclampsia – seizures which can sometimes result in death.

Very occasionally pre-eclampsia can cause early separation of the placenta from the uterine wall, which endangers the health of both you and your baby.

Identifying pre-eclampsiaThe signs of pre-eclampsia can be h...