You are still at risk. Seek help immediately!
What is it?
Postpartum Pre-eclampsia is a serious disease related to high blood pressure. It can happen to any woman up to 6 weeks after delivery. If you were given a blue wrist band or medical card during your pregnancy - or after you delivered - you are at higher risk for postpartum pre-eclampsia.
Risks to You:
- Organ Damage
Warning Signs of Postpartum Pre-eclampsia
- Stomach Pain
- Feeling nauseous; throwing up
- Swelling in your hands and face
- Seeing spots
- Shortness of breath
What Should You Do?
- Follow-up with your doctor within 2-5 days for a blood pressure check
- Keep all follow-up doctor appointments
- Go directly to the emergency room and report you have been recently pregnant
18% of the deaths related to pregnancy in 2015-2016 resulted from seizures due to pre-eclampsia, but it is preventable! Yakima County Hospitals are working together to raise awareness and treat pre-eclampsia as soon as it is identified. If you have any symptoms, call your physician immediately or go to the Emergency Room and tell them you were recently pregnant.
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