When I was 36 weeks I went into the hospital because I thought that I was leaking amniotic fluid, so they kept me over night. During that time they had a blood pressure cuff on my arm all night long. The next morning my doctor came in and told me about pre eclampsia... I never even heard of it, I said signs of it though for quite some time... just never new what they were! My BP would sky rocket at night time... but during the day it was fine... I would have dizzy spells, speckling in my eye sight.. (* like when someone takes a picture really close to you with the flash on ... then you see those little dots*) .. then my face was really swollen, along with my legs and feet... my toes looked like sausages... it was really gross lol*... and I had mild head aches!... I had to deliver that day... and I was induced along with IV magnesium... Hope this has helped you!
at 1:50 PM on Jan. 12, 2009