What is Toxemia in Pregnant Women?

Toxemia in pregnant women is extremely dangerous not only for the mother but the child as well. Toxemia (also known as preeclampsia) is the presence of high blood pressure during pregnancy along with water retention, and protein in the urine. The actual cause of this condition is not known at this time so there are no known ways to prevent it. Treatment includes rest, increase your prenatal checkups, consume less salt and to drink at least 8 glasses of water each and every day.