Does preeclampsia improve after delivery?

Preeclampsia typically goes away after the baby is delivered. Sometimes, blood pressure can remain high for a few weeks after delivery, requiring treatment with medication. Your healthcare provider will work with you after your pregnancy to manage your blood pressure. Patients with preeclampsia, particularly those who develop the condition early in pregnancy, are at greater risk for high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart disease later in life. Knowing this information, those patients can work with their primary care provider to take steps to reduce these risks.

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