If you develop problems and your doctor has given you specific instructions to follow,be sure to follow those instructions. Feeling tired (fatigue) Most women feel tired after labor and delivery. Caring for a new baby,loss of sleep,and the normal physical changes you experience as your body returns to its nonpregnant condition can add to your fatigue. To help with fatigue in the first few ...
Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment,see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions: What are your main symptoms? How long have you had your symptoms? Have you had this problem before? If so,do you know what caused the problem at that time? How was it treated? What activities make your ...
Preeclampsia - Topic Overview
Information on preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Preeclampsia - Surgery
There is no surgical treatment for high blood pressure during pregnancy or for preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia - Prevention
If you have chronic high blood pressure (hypertension), you can lower your blood pressure before pregnancy by exercising, eating a diet low in sodium and rich in fruits and vegetables, and maintaining a healthy weight.
Preeclampsia - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when to calll a doctor about preeclampsia and high blood pressure during pregnancy.
Pregnancy and Chronic High Blood Pressure - Topic Overview
Women with chronic high blood pressure require special medical care before,during,and after their pregnancies. Some blood pressure medicines are not recommended for use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Talk to your doctor if you take blood pressure medicines and are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. High blood pressure (140/90 mm Hg or higher) during a pregnancy increases the risks of: ...
Preeclampsia - What Increases Your Risk
Read about preeclampsia risk factors.
Preeclampsia - Exams and Tests
High blood pressure (hypertension) and preeclampsia are typically detected during regular prenatal checkups.
Blood Tests for Preeclampsia - Topic Overview
A woman who may have signs of early or mild preeclampsia will have her blood tested to detect additional signs of preeclampsia. A woman who has preeclampsia may have specific blood tests to help assess her health. Uric acid. Increased uric acid in the blood is often the earliest laboratory finding related to preeclampsia. Uric acid is a waste product formed from the breakdown of some ...