These may be symptoms of a migraine or they could be symptoms of pre-eclampsia, which is a condition that normally occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy with raised blood pressure. You might also have other symptoms such as a bad headaches, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Pre-eclampsia is potentially dangerous for you and for the baby.
Call your midwife, hospital or doctor immediately.
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