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Question: Preeclampsia? I am afraid that I might have preeclampsia, sudden excessive weight gain and swollen ankles. I see my doctor on the 7th, so Monday. I am just wondering can this cause death to my baby. Im pretty sure it cant but I worry a lot. Thanks.

Answer: One thing to watch out for are headaches that won't go away or if you start seeing spots. If you have either of these symptoms call your doctor right away or go to the ER. This would mean that your blood pressure is dangerously high and that you need medication. Try to relax, put your feet up and drink lots of water which will help with the swelling. I would definately speak to your doctor about it. But if you get too worried, it would be better to call and speak to your doctor or nurse than getting upset as that too can increase your BP.

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