Preeclampsia Awareness Month
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month. 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.
Preeclampsia Awareness Month Sponsor: Preeclampsia Foundation
To learn more, visit http://www.preeclampsia.org