What to know about pre-eclampsia?
Becoming a mother is one of the greatest joys in a women’s life! It is indeed a fascinating journey from maidenhood to motherhood! I hope you relish and cherish every moment of it!
With your Lil one in making comes great responsibility and at every step, you need to be extra conscious about the changes in you. It is so because you never know what is going to happen next and which changes may result in pregnancy complications.
One of the hallmark signs of pregnancy complications is sudden weight gain. Of course, you are having a baby, your weight will increase but here we are talking about the extra, additional, and unhealthy level of weight gain! In case after 20 weeks you are noticing an unhealthy level of weight gain, it might be a sign of Pre-eclampsia.
Apart from weight gain, hypertension and edema are also hallmark signs of the condition. Everybody experiences a little swelling but in this case, physicians notice excessive and heavily swelled legs particularly near the toes of mothers.
One of the other unnoticed signs is that there is an excessive release of proteins from the body in the urine, so to confirm the condition one can go for a urine test. Along with these, frequent headaches, less urination, abrupt mood changes, and vision changes are also noticed.
What to do next?
Well, the first step is to go to your physician and take her advice about the same. Follow the medicated regime and make sure that you eat time and urinate timely. Since the symptoms may cause some trouble to your baby, so going for aromatherapy and watching new films, particularly comedy would help you relax and systemically treat the problem.
Certain lifestyle changes can also be helpful. Going out for morning walks, practicing yoga just like the most adored couple “Virushka” would eventually help you feel better and rectify the problems. Physicians suggest that one of the common etiologies of the disease is that “pregnant women are always quite tensed”. This along with excessive worrying about the changes in your lives can let you bring things right on your nerve! Then the next thing you know is dealing with hypertension and anxiety.
According to the American Family Physician’s journal, around 90% of pregnant women casually take over-the-counter medications for medical ailments. Now, one important thing to understand here is, especially in delicate conditions like pregnancy you should not experiment with self-medication regimes as that can be very dangerous for you and your baby. The takeaway here is that when diagnosed with such a condition avoid taking Caffeine (even coffee), Castor oil, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and nicotine-related medications.
To stay fit and keep your baby healthy, you need to work a lot on emotional issues going on within your body! Hope the article helps you understand the pregnancy condition, pre-eclampsia. Enjoy this time and capture every moment of it!