by kara (6614 Posts), Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:38 pm
Post partum preeclampsia can appear up to 6 weeks postpartum....and it can move swiftly and be severe. It is very important that you get checked out and as soon as possible. If you are less than 6 weeks out from delivery, and if I were you, I'd get to the hospital this evening, ask to see the Perinatologist on duty. If there isn't one on duty, ask to see the OB on duty to be screened for HELLP syndrome. That would include a blood pressure check, a urine test, and blood work to check liver enzymes and platelets. It's hardly a big deal to do those simple tests, but it's a big deal as far as your health and life are concerned.