Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disorder associated with poor health, or even
death, for the mother and baby. A reduced-salt diet has been recommended to
treat or prevent it. Although this practice has ceased in many countries, it remains
important to assess if sodium restriction or supplementation has a place in the
management of preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific condition that increases maternal and
infant mortality and morbidity.
The available evidence is insufficient to make any firm conclusion regarding
the effects of reduced or increased salt consumption in pregnant women for
prevention of pre-eclampsia.
Salt consumption during pregnancy remains a matter of individual preference.