Hidden danger of 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.
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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe