Navigating preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome with Dr. Velez
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In this episode, we're discussing preeclampsia and its risk factors. Preeclampsia impacts 1 in 25 pregnancies in the U.S. according to the CDC. We’re joined by Roberto Velez, MD, at MercyOne North Iowa Obstetrics and Gynecology to explore the various factors that can increase your risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy, including:
- Pregnancies with more than one baby.
- Kidney concerns.
- Pre-existing conditions.
Dr. Velez provides insights into a serious form of preeclampsia called HELLP syndrome. We'll also discuss what health care looks like after labor and delivery while managing risk factors to reduce the likelihood of preeclampsia and other complications in future pregnancies.
Join us as we explore this important topic and provide valuable insights for pregnant people, their families and health care providers.