- A character on "Downton Abbey" dies from eclampsia after childbirth
- Preeclampsia and eclampsia still poses a threat to pregnant women
- Both conditions can be treated
- The risk doesn't go away after delivery, as postpartum cases are seen
Spoiler alert: This article discusses the most recent "Downton Abbey" episode.
Millions of "Downton Abbey" viewers were shocked Sunday night when one of the show's main characters, Lady Sybil Branson, died from eclampsia shortly after delivering a daughter.