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Signs and Symptoms of Preeclampsia (courtesy of the Preeclampsia Foundation)


Preeclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy. Know the symptoms and trust yourself.  

In order to be an advocate for your own health and that of the baby you are carrying, watch for these signs and symptoms:

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Protein in your urine
  3. Sudden weight gain
  4. Swelling of the hands, feet, or face
  5. Headache
  6. Changes in vision
  7. Dizziness
  8. Nausea

Keep all of your prenatal appointments and use the following checklist to guard for the onset of the disease (this checklist prepared by the Preeclampsia Foundation).

Date of Doctor’s Visit:                                                        

Blood Pressure was:                                                          

Proteinuria was (circle one):             Trace     1+           2+           3+           4+           or                            mg/dl

Weight gain has been:                                                       pounds in                              weeks

Visit or call toll free 1-800-665-9341 if you have questions or want to seek advice from survivors of preeclampsia.