What is pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia is a potentially serious condition that causes raised blood pressure (hypertension), protein to be passed in your urine (proteinuria) and usually swelling in your legs, fingers and face. It is very rare before 24 weeks. It can alos be linked to poor growth of the baby in the womb (fetal growth restriction).
Urine Tests

You will be asked to provide a urine specimen, which is tested by a nurse or midwife to check for possible irregularities.

Glucose (sugar) More than a trace of glucose may be a sign of diabetes. You may need a blood test.
Protein When this is found in quantity in the urine, it may signal a bladder or kidney infection, or preeclampsia.
Ketones These are substances, that if present, mean that the body''s metabolic system is upset, probably because you haven''t eaten enough or have vomited.
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