When to visit your doctor during your pregnancy

Very rapid weight gain

If you gain more than 2 kg (or 4.5 lbs) per week and your hands and feet seem swollen (edema) and/or you develop high blood pressure, visit your doctor immediately. These symptoms can indicate pre-eclampsia (or toxemia), which must be treated immediately: if it develops into eclampsia, it can threaten the life of both mother and baby.



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