Checklist: Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia, or pregnancy-induced hypertension, occurs in five to 10 percent of pregnancies, and is diagnosed after the 20th week of pregnancy. Here are some warning signs.

___ Sudden excessive weight gain, related to water retention.

___ Blood pressure rises to 140/90 or more.

___ Swollen face and hands.

___ Swelling in the ankles that does not go down after 12 hours of rest.

___ Blurry vision.

___ Severe headaches.

___ Protein in the urine (determined by your doctor).

Originally published on AmericanBaby.com, September 2005.

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