by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Aug 25, 2003 09:35 am
Your blood pressure is well within the normal range and does not suggest developing preeclampsia.
Blood pressure can either acutely rise over a few days to few weeks to exceed threshold levels of 140 systolic or 90 diastolic, or can trend up slowly over a month or more.
The development of protein in urine is important. Yes, hands can swell as can ankles and feet in normal pregnant women without preeclampsia.
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