Water retention occurs to about 50% of women during their pregnancy in some degree. The water retention usually lead to feet swelling and might cause joint and leg pain. It is a common condition in pregnant women. In fact it’s a sign of normal pregnancy (pregnancy without the present of any serious condition). Causes of water retention during pregnancy: Increase of body fluid volume During pregnancy, the body needs extra fluid to be able to expand and give more space for baby to grow.
- Preeclampsia is a high blood pressure during pregnancy which is accompanied by proteinuria; significant amount of protein in urine. Some women develop high blood pressure without proteinuria; this is referred to as Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH). Both preeclampsia and PIH are a leading cause of death to maternal and infant. T The high blood pressure in preeclampsia increases the risk of stroke attack, kidney disorders, damaged liver, blood clotting, pulmonary edema and even death to maternal or baby.