While you are in hospital, you and your baby will be monitored in the following ways:
Your blood pressure will be checked regularly for any abnormal increases. Urine samples may be taken regularly to
measure protein levels.Your blood may be tested for the proteins which show signs of liver damage if found in the
blood. A blood test may be taken to provide information about the blood cells. You may have ultrasound scans to
check blood flow through the placenta, measure the growth of the baby, and observe the baby's breathing and
movements.The baby's heart rate may be monitored electronically in a process called cardiotocography, which
can detect any distress in the baby.
Medication for high blood pressure - medication is recommended to help lower your blood pressure. These medications will reduce the likelihood of serious complications such as a stroke.
Anticonvulsant medication may be prescribed to prevent fits if you have severe Pre-Eclampsia and your baby is due within 24 hours, or if you have had convulsions (fits). They can also be used to treat fits if they occur.