Acute pulmonary edema after pregnancy is rare. Pulmonary emobolism, pneumonia, aspiration and pulmonary edema are some of the potentially devastating causes that should be considered. We report a case of a previously healthy 45 year-old woman had pulmonary edema 3 hours after a normal vaginal delivery at a local clinic. Two days before admission, the patient had received tocolytic therapy to suppress premature labor. After medical treatment, her symptoms subsided and a chest radiograph showed resolution of pulmonary edema 12 hours later. She was discharged the next day in stable condition.