by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Mar 03, 2003 06:47 pm
Your weight and age are not necessarily a major factor. Your largest risk for preeclampsia is your prior pregnancy. Women who have had preeclampsia, particularly preterm preeclampsia, are at increased risk for having it again, (20-40%). While your weight and age are minor risks, they probably do not impact your total risk associated with the prior pregnancy.
In certain regards, you will be safer in a next pregnancy since you are known to be "at risk." Last time you were not known to be at risk.
Most women will benefit from being followed by a high risk specialist. Check out the following websites for some names of specialists in your area: www.nasshp.com or the www.smfm.org.
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