This is indeed a terribly tragic story of this vile condition stealing what it can.
My thoughts and sympathies to her family and friends.
As Jules so rightly said, thankfully maternal deaths are rare, 5 mums have died in the last year because of PE.
In the last confidential report into maternal deaths all of the tragedies were directly attributed to substandard care. It was further evidence the experts needed to push through NICE the now familiar PRECOG guidelines...and the reason why the guidelines are being reviewed to incorporate DAU guidelines.
Since the introdution of the guidelines there has been a significant decrease in maternal deaths, falling steadilyfrom 16 mums per year.
As many of you will have heard me say before, knowledge is the only real power against this condition. The more we can defend ourselves from PE, the better chance we and our babies have when things do start to go wrong.
Wishing you all peace.
Every Woman is entitled to understand what happened in her pregnancy when pre eclampsia strikes. I hope to be able to support that process.