Symptoms that may indicate preeclampsia. The symptoms are:
(a) Severe continuous headache.
(b) Dimness or blurring of vision.
Swelling of the face or hands, especially when present after resting
Scotoma- lashes of lights or dots before the eyes.
Sharp pain in the abdomen.
(g) Epigastric pain.
(h) Weight gain greater than 4 pounds in one week.
Chills and fever.
Burning upon urination.
(k) Sudden escape of fluid from the vagina. The patient should report
immediately to the physician or the hospital. She should not wait for uterine
contractions to start.
(l) Lack of fetal movement over a 24-hour period once "quickening"
has been established.
(m) Regular uterine contractions less than 5 minutes apart for an hour
for anyone less than 37 weeks pregnancy.