Preeclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and the unborn baby. Affecting at least 5-8% of all pregnancies, it is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. Swelling, sudden weight gain, headaches and changes in vision are important symptoms; however, some women with rapidly advancing disease report few symptoms.

  1. Symptoms of Preeclampsia are:
  2. Severe headaches
  3. Vomiting blood
  4. Excessive swelling of the feet and hands
  5. Smaller amounts of urine or no urine
  6. Blood in your urine
  7. Rapid heartbeat
  8. Dizziness
  9. Excessive nausea
  10. Ringing or buzzing sound in ears
  11. Excessive vomiting
  12. Drowsiness
  13. Fever
  14. Double vision
  15. Blurred vision
  16. Sudden blindness
  17. Pain in the abdomen (tummy)