The Face of Preeclampsia

This is what severe preeclampsia looks like. I thought I was just 29 weeks pregnant. Apparently, I was 29 weeks pregnant and carrying about 15 pounds of water weight. This is a few hours before I was hospitalized. When I see the photo of someone who looks just fine on the outside, I still can’t believe it. I had stroke-level high blood pressure, and I wasn’t even flushed! Seven months later, it is still bizarre.

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