Preeclampsia During Pregnancy

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What is preeclampsia

Preeclampsia During Pregnancy

Preeclampsia is a very dangerous condition that can affect both the mother and the baby. When preeclampsia occurs, the mother's blood pressure can rise, increasing the risk of stroke, blood clotting problems, seizures, and kidney and liver problems. Preeclampsia can also restrict blood flow to the baby.

Risks include:

* Teen pregnancies

* Pregnancies in moms over 40.

* Moms carrying multiple babies.

* Moms who have high blood pressure already.

Symptoms include:

* High blood pressure

* Swelling

* Nausea

* Vomiting

* Sudden excessive weight gain

* Abdominal pain

* Rapid heartbeat

* Dizziness

* Severe headaches

* Large amounts of protein detected in the mother's urine.

If you have more questions about preeclampsia, you should contact your doctor.

   

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