[Pre-eclampsia and its psychosocial sequelae]

Cignacco, E; Laederach-Hofmann, K (1998). [Pre-eclampsia and its psychosocial sequelae]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 87(33), pp. 1019-23. Bern: Huber

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In the present work some psychosomatic conditions in the setting of preeclampsia are described. The important psychosocial consequences for women suffering from this disease and the drawback for their partners will be elucidated. Preeclampsia as a disease including hypertension, proteinuria and generalized edema is often associted with generalized seizures occuring most commonly at the end of the second trimenon of pregnancy. The disease bears a heavy risk for the mothers as well as for her unborn child. Until now the exact pathophysiological basis of the disease has not been entirely elucidated. For the pregnant woman and her psychosocial surrounding the outbreak of the disease is in most cases unexpected. During development of the disease she has to face a role change from a so far normal pregnancy to a high-risk situation. This may change also the attitude to the unborn child by herself and her partner. The preterm delivery induced therapeutically, together with the succeeding problems for the newborn complete the high psychosocial stress related to the entire situation. Therefore it is useful and important to offer psychosocial support to the mother as well as to her parter during the illness and the time after delivery.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

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04 Oct 2013 15:02

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05 Dec 2022 14:19

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/26721 (FactScience: 87008)

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