Kenya Moore reveals preeclampsia diagnosis, will deliver baby early

The former 'RHOA' star shared the news on social media.

 

Kenya Moore is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first child, and it looks like she will get to meet her baby sooner than she expected.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star has revealed she has been diagnosed with preeclampsia and will need to deliver her baby early as a result of the condition.

“Tests confirmed I do have preeclampsia today. I will have to deliver #babydaly early, but I’m being closely monitored to determine when,” she posted on social media.

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Preeclampsia typically develops suddenly in women who previously had normal blood pressure after the 20-week pregnancy mark, according to the Mayo Clinic. In addition to sudden weight gain and swelling, preeclampsia symptoms could include severe headaches, shortness of breath, nausea, upper abdominal pain, blurred vision, impaired liver and kidney function and decreased urine output.

Left untreated, preeclampsia can be fatal, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Kenya Moore had a feeling she was suffering from preeclampsia after she gained 17 pounds in one week and experienced extremely swollen feet.

Very pregnant Kenya Moore gains 17 pounds in one week, possibly caused by preeclampsia

“I made fun of my swollen feet at @cynthiabailey10 party. Next day my tests came back for possible preeclampsia… I gained 17 lbs in ONE week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure, and excess protein in urine. This is NOT normal!
I took more tests. Baby is fine but if they come back higher #babydaly will have to come same day.

Staying positive. To my pregnant sisters please go to your visits and tell the doctor of any drastic changes. Thank God I have great doctors.🙏🏾 #babydaly #highrisk #love#family #miraclebaby #kenyamoore#babybump #pregnantover40,” she posted last week.

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