I saw a MFM for a pre-conception consult. I had pre-e with both of my 2 children, and the onset was practically identical -- borderline high glucose levels for my one-hour glucose, suspected IUGR, and BP creeping up once I was full term.
No protein spilling until active labor, thankfully. I am so blessed to have been full-term and already in labor both times when it was diagnosed.
Scary stuff, though.
I would like another child. I went to the MFM to have them run labs and see what they wanted to do with me. He did a 24-hour urine collection and some misc. bloodwork and it all came back fine. I'm not sure if he checked for any specific autoimmune diseases or other underlying causes.
He said I most likely would develop pre-e again and didn't have any suggestions for me.
Not really a fan of that guy. Not sure if anyone else would tell me anything different?
DS born Dec. 2008 at 38.5w gestation. Mild PE diagnosed 3 hours before he was born
DD born Dec. 2010 at 40w1d. BP was slightly elevated since 37w, and climbed while in labor (started on my own). Severe PE diagnosed hours after DD born.
DD born Sept. 2013 at 38w. Induced (and I had to fight for it!) due to high blood pressure. No protein, but had brisk reflexes and clonus after delivery. Doc gave me a mild preeclampsia diagnosis anyway and said I'm likely to be a chronic hypertensive later in life.