Readers Write

Preeclampsia

On the ninth 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. 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,
Bella, Mom, Dad, and Justin

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