by expert on call (297 Posts), Thu Mar 06, 2003 08:12 pm
Having had preeclampsia in 2 prior pregnancies, you are certainly at risk to have it again. However, you had mild preeclampsia at term. Your babies were very well grown. If you should need to deliver 2 or 3 weeks earlier to avoid a bad maternal outcome, this would not be adverse for a baby.
You of course need to be followed closely as a woman "at risk for preeclampsia." You probably have some tendency to chronic hypertension that may be more evident later in life. If your BP is elevated when not pregnant, it should be treated. Some would treat your BP aggressively in pregnancy. The only significant complication to treatment is a smaller baby - given that you have such healthy sized babies--a somwhat smaller baby--say 7 pounds--would be OK.
Your history need not dissuade you from completing your family. But, you should be watched closely.
Expert on Call
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