Archives for May 2015

National Preeclampsia Awareness Month

May is National Preeclampsia Awareness Month and is estimated to affect at least 5-8% of all pregnancies. Education is power, and that is what this awareness campaign is all about. Knowing the signs and having an open line of communication with your physician can save the life of you and your baby! What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a disorder that occurs only during pregnancy and the postpartum period and affects both the mother and her unborn baby. It is a rapidly progressive condition characterized by high blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. Swelling, sudden weight gain, headaches and changes in vision are important symptoms to watch for, however, some women … [Read more...]