Pre-eclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It usually occurs in the last half of pregnancy.
Although the cause is unknown, it can be successfully treated if diagnosed early. Untreated pre-eclampsia is dangerous to both the pregnant woman and her unborn baby.
Signs of pre-eclampsia include:
- Sudden weight gain
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision
- Spots before the eyes
- Changes in your urine
- Increased blood pressure
Notify your provider at once if you have any of these signs.
Pre-eclampsia can sometimes be controlled at home, however, some women are hospitalized to prevent complications.