Obvious swelling

Sudden, obvious swelling (oedema) that develops over hours or days may be a sign of pre-eclampsia. The hands and face may become swollen, and/or the upper body 

Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy condition that needs careful monitoring. In some pregnancies, it can lead to life-threatening problems for the mother and baby

If you develop obvious swelling over hours or days

  • Phone your maternity unit or your GP straight away