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Subsequent Pregnancy

Postby fcrum » Tue Mar 18, 2003 09:42 am

by fcrum (3 Posts), Tue Mar 18, 2003 09:42 am

I had preeclampsia in my 3rd pregnancy and I would like to know if there is a higher chance for me to have it in my current pregnancy?
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Re : Subsequent Pregnancy

Postby expert on call » Thu Mar 20, 2003 05:06 pm

by expert on call (297 Posts), Thu Mar 20, 2003 05:06 pm

Yes. Women who get it later (a third pregnancy is always a somewhat older mom than a first) more than once usually fall into a higher risk of getting it again. The risk factor still falls between 20-40%. It is good to get a preconception consult with a perinatologist -- www.nasshp.com or www.smfm.org -- but many women have successful pregnancies after experiencing preeclampsia -- as long as they know the risks and have good prenatal care.

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