Pregnant women in England will be able to get a new type of blood test to check for the potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia.

NHS England is making PLGF testing more widely available as evidence suggests it speeds up diagnosis which could save lives.

Mums-to-be who develop pre-eclampsia have dangerously high blood pressure which can damage vital organs.

The PLGF test tells doctors if a woman is at high, medium or low risk.

Pre-eclampsia affects tens of thousands of pregnancies each year, but can be managed if spotted early enough.

Those at higher risk should be very closely monitored and may have to have their baby delivered early if the condition becomes too severe despite treatment.

‘I was really terrified’

Sarah Findlay, 45 and from London, spent the last

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