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  1. False. Automated cuffs tend to underestimate blood press in pregnancy.1 They may underestimate the diastolic pressure as much as 30% in pre-eclampsia.2

  2. True. Over 40% of eclamptic seizures take place in the post-partum period.3 The first 4 or 5 days post-delivery are of the highest risk.

  3. False. Magnesium is the anticonvulsant treatment of choice in eclamptic seizures (loading dose of 4 g …

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