Hidden danger of pregnancy

Preeclampsia affects 4% to 5% of pregnancies here and can impair foetal growth and mum's organs

Ms Bridgit O'Donovan suffered from preeclampsia when she was expecting her son, Leo. Preeclampsia is a condition characterised by high blood pressure and a rise in protein in a woman's urine during pregnancy.
Ms Bridgit O'Donovan suffered from preeclampsia when she was expecting her son, Leo. Preeclampsia is a condition characterised by high blood pressure and a rise in protein in a woman's urine during pregnancy. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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Public relations manager Bridgit O'Donovan's second pregnancy was beset with problems.

Her unborn son was growing slower than usual when, almost 30 weeks in, she experienced a seizure and loss of vision in May 2013.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline Hidden danger of pregnancy. Subscribe