Kenya Moore had a dangerous complication in her pregnancy, which could cause her to give birth sooner than expected.
47 years old The real housewives of Atlanta The student, who is expecting her first child, revealed via Instagram on Saturday that she has "gained 17 pounds." in a week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine. "
"This is NOT normal!" Moore wrote, subtitling an image of his swollen feet.
A day earlier, the former Miss USA attended the launch of the former RHOA The new event space and Cynthia Bailey's wine shop, complaining later about her swollen feet on Instagram.
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So, what could be causing the problem? Moore explained on Saturday that he had been tested. The results returned on Friday, which shows that she had a possible preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy that, according to the Mayo Clinic, "is characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organic system, in most cases, the liver and the kidneys. "
In general, it develops suddenly in women who previously had normal blood pressure after the 20-week pregnancy mark, says the Mayo Clinic. In addition to sudden weight gain and swelling, symptoms may include severe headaches, shortness of breath, nausea, upper abdominal pain, blurred vision, liver and kidney failure and decreased urine production.
If left untreated, preeclampsia can have dangerous effects. It can lead to fatal complications, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Childbirth, something Moore said he is considering. "I took more tests," he said. "The baby is fine, but if they come back higher, #babydaly will have to come the same day."
"Stay positive," Moore added. "To my pregnant sisters, please, go to your visits and tell the doctor about any drastic changes. Thank God I have great doctors. "
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Moore plans to give birth next month. She and her husband Marc Daly have not revealed the sex of their future baby.
Just a week ago, the couple bathed in love in a majestic baby shower with a fairy tale theme.
Among the attendees were a lot of former costars and colleagues from Moore, including Atlanta housewives Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams; RHOA the friends Shamea Morton, Carmon Cambrice, Miss Lawrence and Brandon Deshazer; Potomac real housewivesS Gizelle Bryant; Y Married to medicineDr. Heavenly Kimes and Toya Bush-Harris.
"Words can not express the joy and happiness I feel in my heart," Moore wrote on Instagram on Sunday. "It's so overwhelming to have a room of people who came to celebrate the imminent life of #babydaly."
Sadly, RHOA fans will not be able to see the event on television when the eleventh season of the program opens in November. Moore chose not to return to the series, a disappointment for the lifelong spectators who hope to continue their journey.
Moore had talked for a long time on the show about her desire to start a family and announced that she was pregnant during the first part of season 10. RHOA meeting.
"I've waited 47 years for this moment," said Moore, who conceived through in vitro fertilization, PEOPLE at that time. "I really did not want to announce it too soon because I think it's very early in our pregnancy, but I've suffered a lot in my life when it comes to wanting a family around me, so this is the day I've been waiting for all my life. a dream come true."