question about heredity

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question about heredity

Postby expert on call » Sat Aug 02, 2003 07:16 pm

Dear Expert,

My mom had preeclampsia when she had me 24 years ago. She did not have it with my two younger brothers (we all have the same father)

MY QUESTION IS...I am wondering how my chances increase from my mom having it, am I ten times more likely etc..What are my chances of getting it when I become pregnant...10% or more? What is the figure?

I appreciate your help. I am not pregnant yet but my husband and I are going to start trying within the next nine months and I want to know as much as I can.

Thank you and what a great website you have!!!

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Re : question about heredity

Postby expert on call » Tue Aug 05, 2003 09:15 am

The best data comes from Iceland and reports that daughters of mothers with preeclampsia or eclampsia have a 20-40% risk of developing preeclampsia themselves.

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