Do You Know the Symptoms of Preeclampsia?

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In recognition of Preeclampsia Awareness Month, we want to share critical information to help you recognize and treat this potentially

life-threatening pregnancy and postpartum condition. Preeclampsia affects approximately 5-8% of pregnancies, and is defined as the combination of having high blood pressure and protein in your urine, generally occurring after 20 weeks gestation. It is a complication that can come on suddenly and advance quickly. If treated promptly upon noticing symptoms or testing positive, preeclampsia can be effectively managed. It's important to familiarize yourself with the most common symptoms so you know when to call your care provider. In general, if at any time during your pregnancy something feels "off,"  call your doctor or midwife -- that's what they're there for!

Symptoms of Preeclampsia

The following are symptoms of preeclampsia, as outlined by the Preeclampsia Foundation:

To better understand the 7 most common symptoms, watch this brief video by the Preeclampsia Foundation.

To learn more, visit Preeclampsia.org or talk with your care provider.

Did you experience preeclampsia during or after your pregnancy? Tell us about it in the comments. 

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