by laura (5139 Posts), Wed Jan 21, 2004 06:13 pm
Catherine- I can't say for certain, but I think it's the extra strain that the weight places on the cardiovascular system that causes the risk (ie, extra strain on a system already stressed by pregnancy), but I wonder if some of it lies with insulin resistance, which is implicated in both obesity, diabetes, and PE.
That would be a good one to ask a doc!
Allicia 5-13-98 (35 weeks-pre-e)
Camille 4-17-03 (36 weeks- htn and oligo)