by tree (819 Posts), Sun May 30, 2010 09:30 pm
The conventional wisdom says that IF you get pre-E/HELLP in a subsequent pregnancy, it will be later and less severe. Most people seem to think that your likelihood for recurrence is more strongly linked to when you got sick rather than how sick you got. I agree with the previous posters that we are all headed to Class I HELLP and that it is just a matter of catching it in time (and luck). For example, I had (barely) Class I HELLP, but my risk of recurrence might be lower than yours because I got sick at 35 weeks instead of 32. Assuming that the doctors would deliver well before 39 weeks in a subsequent pregnancy, my body might not have time to get that sick again since it should hit later if it happens at all. The most frequent recurrence statistic that I have seen lately is 20-25% that something (PIH, PreE, etc.) could happen next time.