HELLP Syndrome | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I have high blood pressure. Am I at risk for HELLP syndrome?
  • What blood tests do I need?
  • Will I need to deliver my baby early? What risks does this pose for my baby’s health?
  • What would happen if I waited to deliver my baby?
  • I had HELLP syndrome during another pregnancy. Will I have it again? Can I do anything to prevent HELLP syndrome during this pregnancy?


HELLP Syndrome: Recognition and Perinatal Management by Maureen O'Hara Padden, LCDR, MC, USN (American Family Physician September 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990901ap/829.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00