I'd heard of preeclampsia before. I knew the matriarch of the well-publicized Duggar family suffered from it with one of her pregnancies. I also knew a high school classmate had a premature baby as a result. My mom even suspected it went undiagnosed with one of her pregnancies. However, I never imagined I would experience it myself.
I had a fairly healthy pregnancy. While I frequently indulged a serious pizza craving, I continued a regular exercise routine to prevent excessive weight gain. Yet, at 25 weeks pregnant, the symptoms started to show.