• I do not know. Symptoms of preeclampsia are: High blood pressure of 140/90 or more. 300 mg of protein in a 24-hour urine sample (proteinuria) Other signs include (not necessarily all will be present): Edema of the hands and/or face (edema = swelling) however some 'swelling' is only natural to pregnancy. A sudden gain in weight - 2 pounds in a week - 6 pounds in a month - however weigh gain is 'natural' for pregnant women - sudden gain of weight is not uncommon in healthy pregnancies. Dull, throbbing headaches, often described as migraine-like that just won't go away. However there are a lot of other causes for headaches too many to list. Nausea or vomiting suddenly in the second or third trimesters. Easily confused with stomach flu. Vision changes include temporary loss of vision, sensations of flashing lights, auras, light sensitivity, and blurry vision or spots. For some women who are farsighted, vision may actually improve. However - if you are say doing a lot of reading, or computer work vision issues during pregnancy are not uncommon - The pregnant woman's body is already being taxed to the max. I would strongly urge a doctors visit, for Blood pressure measurements and a protein test - these are the too most significant symptoms which you yourself can not do. I do not think a midwife can order a urine or blood test - s/he could monitor blood pressure. Which if you do have high blood pressure that would be a significant enough symptom to seek out a doctor in and of itself.
  • Have your eyes checked for glaucoma. What you describe is one symptom.

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