I am always on hyper-alert for my pregnant friends, if they mention any symptoms that sound remotely like pre-e. Being no medical professional though, I don't always know what I'm talking about .
Anyway, my friend is roughly 34w with her first baby, and has said that in the last week she has gained a pound per day.
I don't know what she has gained so far, total, but by looks she seems to be in a normal weight-gaining pregnancy (to this point). I told her that it sounded a bit rapid, and to please call her midwife. Never any harm in making that call, ya know?
But is weight gain like that typical in non-pre-e situations? Can that happen in perfectly normal pregnancies? Some random 3rd trimester growth spurt?
I hate to be alarmist and needlessly scare a first-time mom who just wants a nice, peaceful homebirth. But still. Pre-e is a JERK. A quiet one, at that.