If you have pre-eclampsia, what symptoms did you have?

I was just wondering if anyone here had preeclampsia and what symptoms they had? I had high blood pressure, swelling, and vision changes with my first and ended up being induced a little early. This pregnancy, I’m 34 weeks, and my symptoms are starting earlier then they did with my first, but this time, I’m having really bad shoulder/neck and rib pain with headaches and feeling nauseated. My whole right side feels bruised that I can’t even lay on that side. It’s also making my arms go numb, and I’m not getting any sleep at all from it. It hurts to walk even. I just can’t take it anymore. I’m waiting to hear from my nurse and doctor tomorrow but I just wanted to know if anyone else dealt with this and what ended up happening.


I think you need to go and be seen by a health care professional asap x

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I had a headache. That was it. I had high blood pressure with my first pregnancy and was told to watch my blood pressure. I had a head ache and Tylenol didn’t help so I checked my blood pressure. My son was born the next day because I had to be induced

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I had my daughter at 34+1. Zero symptoms at all prior to being admitted. The week leading up to being admitted I was told I had a +FFN and got the 2 doses of steroids. No high BP, no eye problems, no excessive swelling, no headaches that aren’t relieved with tylenol. I had nothing until it was happening or so I thought. I found out last year when my daughter was 10 months that my urine 2 days before being admitted tested +protein. 2 days later I was admitted with bilateral pneumonia and pre-eclampsia. My bp rapidly shot up up, I began pitting within hours, and was told the next day after a 24hr urine that I was to be induced that day (34 weeks exactly). My bp prior to the induction was 198/130, I remember looking at the monitor thinking god let me be okay. I was able to safely deliver her safely.

I think you need to be seen. Even if it’s to play it safe and you have doubts or concerns at all. Please be seen. Mine came on suddenly and severe. To this day my ob doesn’t know how I didn’t become eclamptic or have a stroke. Please be safe and be seen :heart:

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I didn’t know until the day I went into labor. I didn’t even know my blood pressure was high until the nurses started freaking out. I didn’t have any symptoms.

I had it , I had horrible headaches , vision changes , and swelling , it’s dangerous if you let it go ,

I would go to your local ER


I didn’t have symptoms until it was an emergency with my first, and they induced labor. I had no proteins and barely high BP prior to that checkup. I didn’t actually feel any different.

With my son I had trace protein occassionally and high bp. I had visual disturbances and headaches and dizzy spells, but was never diagnosed with pre-eclampsia

I had literally no symptoms other than feeling “off” and went in and baby was in distress. My bp problems didn’t start until after I had my son. He was born at 36 weeks. One week exactly after I had him my bp shot sky high. And I’m still on meds almost 7 months pp

I had it they took my baby out at 35 weeks. My body was pushing him out. I was losing him. I was on bed rest forever.

Yeah that sounds urgent. Go to a doc today

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Sounds like you should go to the er to be safe


I was measuring bigger . I retained about 80lbs of water . Swelling in my feet were super bad… Blurred vision … High blood pressure… Induced both times for hypertension at 38 weeks

I didn’t even know I had it cause all I had was high blood pressure lol

I had it. Gave birth at 37 w 4 d. Super High blood pressure, swelling in my feet and legs were so bad that it left stretch marks on my legs, the worst headache that would not go away, protein in my urine and vision changes. Whatever you have whether it be Preeclampsia or not you should probably get checked out by your baby doc!

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They gave me 2 types of blood pressure pills and a low dose aspirin. I ended up needing an emergency c-section, had him @ 33 weeks. Due to diabetes & high blood pressure. He’s doing really well so far and is 2 weeks old in the NICU. You should get checked ASAP

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I was at the point of check ups every two wks (34 wks). I hadn’t gained alot of weight at all thru the pregnancy and then gained 10 pounds in 2 wks, all water weight. Swelling of feet and legs but not too excessive, however my face swelled up. Elevated BP. Spotty vision. And then had to do a 24 hr urine sample where I had high proteins detected. I got put on bed rest for 5 wks (told to really monitor headaches, vison, swelling), got the steroid shots for lung development, extra “non-stress” tests, and more ultrasounds. had him at 39 wks. It’s not something to mess around with but I would say it usually isn’t just one symptom (but it can be!). See your doc.

With 2 of my four pregnancies. Blurred vision, dots in my vision, headaches, rib pain, swelling, getting sick. Had my 2 baby with Pre-E a month early. Be careful. This is serious. I feel your doctor should honestly be more concerned

I gave had an emergency csection at 31 wks after gaining 50lbs of water weight, high blood pressure, lots of protein in my urine, and pain in my upper right side. I’d definitely go to the ER if I were you. Just to be safe if nothing else. Good luck mama :revolving_hearts:

You all are freaking me out making me think I might have it! Lol
With my first pregnancy I had blurry vision but nothing else and they said that vision changes during pregnancy are normal.
I am now almost 31 weeks with my second baby and I’ve had vision changes, terrible headaches, and overall just feeling terrible/in pain. I was extremely dehydrated at my last appointment and thats what they related the pain and headaches to. I never felt this bad/sore with my daughter, even at 39 weeks. I’ve felt like this with this pregnancy since probably 24 weeks with no real answer as to why.