Mothers’ Experiences of Severe Preeclampsia/ Eclampsia: A Narrative Literature Review

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Tamador R. Al Tarawneh
Hala A. Bawadi


Experiences, Preeclampsia, Eclampsia


Severe preeclampsia /eclampsia is a particularly serious issue and is highly associated with higher rates of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. This review aims to emphasize the importance of investigating and studying the mothers' experiences of severe preeclampsia/eclampsia. This literature review includes recent and up-to-date qualitative and quantitative studies, recruited from different databases: The Jordanian database for nursing research, Medline (Medical literature online), CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) PubMed, Research Gates, Science Direct. Also, a Google Scholar search was used to select further studies. The reviewed literature showed these physical complications associated with psychological complications make the experiences unpleasant and complex. Healthcare providers should be aware of these adverse effects, to change the way of managing and care affected mothers. Mother experiences of severe preeclampsia/ eclampsia seem very hurtful and complex shaped by many factors, further and deeper investigation of the mother’s experience for it is very important for the mother’s and baby’s health.

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