Reader Writes

On the 11th anniversary of Brittany Weaver Stewart’s death, I would like to remind all expecting mothers about preeclampsia.

Symptoms of preeclampsia are dangerous and not always apparent. Syptoms include severe headaches, changes in vision, upper abdominal pain, nausea, and decrease in urine output. It affects pregnant women and usually presents itself on or after the halfway point in pregnancy.

When caught in time and treated, preeclampsia risks are minimal and easily avoided. When caught too late or not treated, it can be fatal. The only cure for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby.

We miss you Brittany,
Paula Weaver

Ed note: For more information on preeclampsia, including signs and symptoms, visit the Preeclampsia Foundation at www.preeclampsia.org.