This Life-Threatening Disorder Affects 1 in 12 Pregnancies.. And You've Probably Never Heard of It

January 22, 2015 1:15 AM

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When I became pregnant, I planned and researched everything from the best infant car seat to the top-of-the-line strollers. I spent hours back and forth between a papasan baby swing or the kind that you put your infant seat into. Should I get a high chair or the space-saver seat? Would the baby like to wear onesies or the kimono style tees. What I didn't research turned out to be the most important thing I wished I had: preeclampsia.

I woke up one morning and knew something was wrong. It was only five days after my second child was born, so I wasn't surprised to be feeling exhausted, but this seemed different. I was having a hard time catching my breath and just couldn't seem to focus clearly on anything I would look at. I told ...

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