Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) is a rare problem that involves the buildup of fat in the liver. If it is not treated right away, it can lead to coma, organ failure, and death of the mother and baby.
The liver will often return to normal after birth. This may mean delivering the baby earlier. Once it is safe for the baby, labor may be started by your doctor. A
may also be done in severe cases.
It will take a few days to feel better from AFLP after the baby is delivered. The mother and baby will be watched in the hospital until liver values are better.
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