Questions to determine whether you are alert, such as asking you to
state the current time, date, and place.
Checking for signs of
vision problems. You may be asked to read and may have your eyes
With frequent physical exams, your doctor or
nurse-midwife can closely monitor your condition. Noticing small but important
changes makes it possible to catch complications in their early stages and to
assess how rapidly they are progressing.
Laboratory tests are
also important for monitoring preeclampsia. Often changes in the blood and
urine occur before you start to notice physical symptoms of severe
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