What I did to prevent preeclampsia

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Whether this is your first pregnancy or maybe it’s your second or third, preeclampsia is a real threat for some expecting mothers. Some doctors will tell you to just take a baby aspirin a day just to prevent it. Or we don’t know why it happens, it just does. 

So what is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is known as pregnancy-induced hypertension or toxemia. It usually develops late in pregnancy, after the 20 week mark. Preeclampsia is characterized by sudden onset of high blood pressure, excessive swelling and protein in the urine. If left untreated it can progress into eclampsia, which can  involve seizures. 

Who is at the highest risk? Women carrying multiple babies, are over 40, or have high blood pressure or diabetes. If you have had preeclampsia in a past pregnancy your risk increases from 8% to 33%, and increases even more if it was in your first pregnancy or you developed it early in the pregnancy. 

Guess what? I was 24, carrying one baby, with low blood pressure and no health issues. What was my problem?!?! Why did I, of all people, develop preeclampsia? Was it something I did or didn’t do? Why could no one tell me about it? So I started digging and discovered some shocking information that made a huge difference in my next pregnancy. 

I am not a doctor, but I am a mother who has had preeclampsia with my first pregnancy and turned around and rocked my second pregnancy without the aspirin and avoided preeclampsia. I was to help you avoid preeclampsia like I did, so you don’t have to take the steep learning curve I did. 

My course is full of the tips and tricks I learned in my journey, so you don’t have to do all the research and guess and check. I am NOT a doctor! I am simply a momma who found a natural path to a serious problem. 

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