by abmomtobe (1 Posts), Sun Sep 16, 2007 00:02 am
My name is Kim, and I live in Stony Plain, AB (20min west of Edmonton) and just recently found out that I'm pregnant with my 1st baby...about 5 weeks. The concern I have is that I seem to be at a very high risk of developing PE if heredity has anything to do with it (which seems to be the case). I was born at 34 weeks, at just over 2 lbs. My mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all developed PE with all or some of their pregnancies. I have heard that one can be tested for the gene that causes PE. My doctor is doing some research (slowly!), but I can't seem to find any information on the web about gene testing for PE. Has anyone ever heard about this before, or is this just a pipe dream? Looking forward to a reply.