You don’t know what to make of your pregnancy symptoms. This is your first child birth and you have voiced your concerns to your doctor but it just does not seem as if your doctor is truly listening to your concerns. Add to this, your friends who have already had children before are telling you that what you are experiencing is normal for a pregnancy.
Preeclampsia is a serious medical condition which mimics a lot of symptoms which are present during a normal pregnancy. As a result, this condition can be very tricky to diagnose.
The reason preeclampsia is a serious medical condition is because it can cause damage to your kidneys, liver, and brain. In addition, it poses a risk to your child because of premature birth, low birth weight, and still birth.
Some of the symptoms of preeclampsia are high blood pressure (140/90), protein in your urine, blurred vision, headaches, vomiting, swelling in your arms, feet, etc…Just having swollen limbs in of itself is not enough for this diagnosis.
If you think that your doctor is not listening to your concerns and complaints don’t hesitate to seek a second opinion as to your situation. Remember, it is your body and your decision.
If you need to speak to someone regarding a birth related injury, pick up the phone and give us a call. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.