Last Updated on Sep 23, 2014

What are the Symptoms of Pre-eclampsia?

Many women with pre-eclampsia do not feel sick. The symptoms vary from woman to woman and can appear suddenly.

Symptoms of pre-eclampsia include-

  • Blood pressure more than 140/90mmHg
  • Proteinuria
  • Dizziness
  • Agitation and confusion
  • Changes in mental status
  • Decreased urine output or no urine output
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pain in the right upper part of the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden weight gain over 1 or 2 days (>2 pounds per week)
  • Swelling of the face or hands
  • Visual impairment


papandreas Thursday, August 5, 2010

In the 2,000 years that preeclampsia has existed, never has there been a book to address the disease from a parents point of view - until now. A Mom and Dad's Guide to Preeclampsia is the 1st book of its kind to help expectant parents through their struggle with preeclampsia.

My name is David Papandreas and I conceived a Mom and Dad's Guide to Preeclampsia while my incredible wife and I found ourselves searching helplessly on the internet for what to expect. It was amazing that the websites only discussed the characteristics that define preeclampsia and offer no practical knowledge. Pregnant with our first child, we were scared not knowing what this meant and how we would react to the diagnosis.

Now, 9 months after our baby was born happy, healthy, and whole, we want to share our story and inspire the 400,000 pregnant ladies every year in the U.S. that develop preeclampsia. The book features useful tips, strategies and real stories to help others deal with the condition.

Canary11 Thursday, April 2, 2009

My sister, two aunts, and two cousins all had eclampsia. My cousin died of it. Would it be best if I did not get pregnant, since I am probably at high risk?

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