A new baby can make your heart go pitter patter – too much.
Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that can develop during pregnancy but can also begin after women take their babies home.
It can take weeks, even months after delivery, for preeclampsia to completely resolve, according to Amanda Stuelpnagel, MD, CHI Health Ob-Gyn.
“If identified early, complications such as stroke, heart attack and seizures are largely preventable,” she said.
“Many women make the mistake of thinking they are ‘back to normal’ after delivery,” she said. “Just like pregnancy, the postpartum period is a critical time and new moms need to remember to take time for themselves and their health.”