What You Need To Know About Preeclampsia And Early Screening

What You Need To Know About Preeclampsia And Early Screening

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Growing a baby is amazing but doesn’t come without some pregnancy risks. Here’s what you need to know about preeclampsia. Subscribe to Scary Mommy:

Pregnancy can be pretty intense. From growing a human to your growing belly, there are a lot of things to think about. Why are my nails growing so fast? Why are my feet getting big? What is preeclampsia, and how do I know if I’m at risk? We can’t help with the manicure, but we can get you some important information about preeclampsia.

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication. Pregnant women exhibit high blood pressure and often show signs of damage to organs such as the liver and kidneys. A pregnant woman might experience severe headaches or swelling to the point where they gain five pounds or more in one week. The condition usually develops after the 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Preggo Nancy brings you to visit pregnancy expert, Dr. Sheri Hamersley and learns more about preeclampsia and early screening tests that are available for this condition.

The Scary Mommy original series, Preggo Nancy, gives a week-by-week explanation of what’s happening to your body during pregnancy and how to prepare for your new bundle of joy. This modern guide to growing a human offers a humorous and informative take on “what to expect” during pregnancy.

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