Kenya Moore Reveals Pregnancy-Related Health Scare

Kenya Moore (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Kenya Moore might give birth sooner than expected because of a complication with her pregnancy.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star took to Instagram Saturday to reveal she “gained 17 lbs. in ONE week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure, and excess protein in urine.”

“This is NOT normal!” Moore captioned a photo of her swollen feet.

The 47-year-old reality star, who is pregnant with her first child, said the swelling might be caused by preeclampsia, which according to the National Institutes of Health “is a complication of pregnancy in which affected women develop high blood pressure.”

In many cases the symptoms “go away within a few days after the baby is born,” but in severe cases,
“preeclampsia can damage the mother’s organs, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can lead to life-threatening complications.”

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At first, Moore said she joked about her rapid weight gain. Then she realized something was wrong.

“I made fun of my swollen feet at @cynthiabailey10 party. Next day my tests came back for possible preeclampsia,” she wrote.

The former Miss USA is now waiting for additional test results to come back.

“I took more tests. Baby is fine but if they come back higher #babydaly will have to come same day,” she continued.

Moore and husband Marc Daly’s new arrival is due next month.