I'm asking this question for my sister Kathy she's 39 weeks pregnant today and early in her pregnancy she would get reallly swollen and her blood pressure was high so they had her checked alot for preeclampsia because she was gaining so much weight and was so swollen but around her 36-38 weeks of pregnancy her blood pressure had gone down and so did her weight and swelling but this past weekend and today she looks more swollen around her legs and face and she's having blured vision and she see spots everywhere and she's a little dizzy i keep telling her to call the doctor what do you ladies think am i over reacting?
She NEEDS to let her doctor know IMMEDIATELY. Vision problems along with swelling can be a sign that her BP is high which may also signal preeclampisa. Both conditions can be life-threating so she MUST let her doctor know. Her history is also concerning (the fact she has already had high BP during this pregnancy) but what is important at this point is she is experiencing symptoms that warrant IMMEDIATE investigation . Even if he BP was fine for the last 4 months of her appointments, that is not an indicator of what is going on now.
Your sister feeling better after eating a Popsicle does not mean she has gestational diabetes. Diabetes will not cause sudden onset swelling.
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