Hi! In the childbirth classes I teach, I am often asked to explain what preeclampsia is. Most women have at least heard the term mentioned during their pregnancy, and they may know that it can only affect pregnant and postpartum women, but sometimes the actual definition is a bit shadowy.
I think the reason for that is because diagnosing preeclampsia doesn’t just involve one specific test. Intead, it is a matter of looking at a cluster of symptoms that, when put together, indicate preeclampsia. Did that just sound totally muddled to you?