If you have
preeclampsia, you will need regular exams to assess
whether your condition is becoming more severe. Your exams may include:
With frequent physical exams, your doctor or
nurse-midwife can closely monitor your condition. Noticing small but important
changes makes it possible to catch complications in their early stages and to
assess how rapidly they are progressing.
Laboratory tests are
also important for monitoring preeclampsia. Often changes in the blood and
urine occur before you start to notice physical symptoms of severe
November 5, 2012
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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