PRE-ECLAMPSIA

This could happen to you

SYMPTOMS

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that causes dangerously high blood pressure in women, often in the later stages of pregnancy after they have reached 20 weeks gestation.

Many women have been said to have high volume of protein in their urine and increasing swelling of the legs or entire body. Hypertension is the most common diagnostic sign, although some women present with convulsions, abdominal pain, or general malaise.

 Because there are no specific diagnostic investigations, the initial diagnosis of pre-eclampsia remains clinical. The classification of severity is mainly based on the blood-pressure value and the presence of proteinuria; further characterization is based on the other accompanying signs. CITATION Jam00 \l 1033  (Walker, 2000)

  Hi, I am Kaydean the writer of the paper. I am a mother of two in which    both pregnancies I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia.