What is it?
- Preeclampsia is a problem of pregnancy that has to do with high blood pressure.
- Another organ system is involved, often the kidneys.
- It can start after the 20th week of pregnancy in a woman whose blood pressure has been normal.
- It can lead to problems for you and your baby.
- The only cure for preeclampsia is having the baby.
What are the signs of preeclampsia?
- Bad headaches.
- Changes in vision.
- Stomach pain, usually under the ribs on the right.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Sudden weight gain in feet or hands.
Sometimes there are no symptoms other than a change in blood pressure, which is why your provider checks your blood pressure at your appointments.
Source: National Library of Medicine