Author: Dr. Denise Howard

Dr. Denise Howard is the author of The Essence of You: Your Guide to Gynecologic Health. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and received her MD and MPH from the Johns Hopkins University. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery from the University of Michigan. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and a Senior Attending Physician at Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar.

Pregnancy and delivery usually occur without problems, but it is important to be aware of the possible complications. Preeclampsia is a condition unique to pregnancy and has the potential to be life-threatening. What is preeclampsia? It is a syndrome that occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy which includes high blood...