The Preeclampsia Foundation suggests you call and alert your physician when you note symptoms such as abdominal pain, especially in the right upper quadrant or nausea and vomiting, or if you develop headaches, blurred vision, or general irritability. Also be sure your blood pressure and baby's are being checked on a weekly basis at least, including electronic fetal monitoring of the fetus if you are past your 32 week mark. Do not be afraid to complain about seemingly minor symptoms nor to ask your physician to consult "a high risk obstetrics subspecialist" (if he/she is not one already).
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I am currently 26-27 weeks pg with 3rd daughter. With 1st had high BP in last 6-8 weeks, doctor monitored. Delivered at 39 wks. With 2nd had lots of symptoms (as I'm discovering today on this site were symptoms of Pre-E and not just pregnancy aches and pains). Diagnosed "mild" Pre-E during labor; delivered at 39 weeks. I am having the same symptoms along the same timeline as I did with my 2nd pg, but doc says not to worry and that it's not likely to get it again...That's what they said last time....What should I do on my own to keep track of it and to help my doctor stay ahead of the problems?
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