Preeclampsia word written on medical blue folder with patient files, pills and stethoscope on background

6. Swelling of the Limbs (Edema)

Foot swelling of pregnant women on bed and doctor
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Pregnancy bloating is common. Specifically, swelling due to fluid retention, or edema, is common. However, typical edema during pregnancy is restricted to the lower half of the body. Swelling in not just the lower extremities, but also the arms, hands, and face, can indicate preeclampsia.

This symptom could directly lead to the following…

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