I totally agree with all that information about pre-eclampsia possibility should be shared with mother to be during the antinatal appointments especially when you are in the third trimester, have some symptoms and you ask few times about that whatever way it is.
I had a very traumatic experience as I have lost my beautiful daughter in 38 week. Having some symptoms during 36 week appointment: proteins in urine, swelling, baby moves changed a bit and growth was tailing off and I was told by a doctor that all is fine and can wait for birth. What assessment is that??? I am strongly convinced that in this moment I should get some information about pre-eclampsia and symptoms which I should be aware of even if my BP was still fine (it rocketed in 38 week). On other ocassion like low lying placenta or bleeding during pregnancy I got a leaflet and had a discussion about that. Why I wasn`t presented with a leaflet or any information about pre-eclampsia if it is such a deadly condition???
I strongly believe that information about pre-eclampsia should be given every mother entering 3rd trimester. The antinatal appointments are those moments when a patient should learn about that.
Patients are not able to ask directly about that if this condition is unknown to them. In the moments they asking for example:"Why you asking me if I am swallen" or "What about proteins in my urine" they should get information about this dangerous condition and not be said: "All is fine" or "I would start to worry if you came in your husband shoes". If you want to joke to make relaxed environment do it but don`t forget about giving such an important information about pre-eclampsia.
Mothers to be are not trained in the pregnancy field that's why they are asked to attend their antinatal appointments to be led through pregnancy.
It's my call to all antinatal staff: PLEASE WAKE UP AND FIND THE WAY TO COMMUNICATE PROPERLY WITH THE PATIENTS, LISTEN TO THEM, DON'T IGNORE ANY SYMPTOMS AND PASS INFORMATION ABOUT PRE-ECLAMPSIA TO A PATIENT.
If I was harsh I apologise but I know that something have to change as a lot of deaths and pain could be avoided.