What Causes Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is when a pregnant woman has high blood pressure with high levels of protein in her urine, and usually occurs around the late part of the second trimester to early part of the third trimester. Doctors are unsure of the exact causes of preeclampsia, but think that poor nutrition, high body fat, or not enough blood flow to the uterus might be causes. If you think you may be developing preeclampsia talk to your doctor right away, it can be very serious if left untreated.