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IS PE genetic?

Postby jjbeck » Fri Nov 07, 2003 07:08 am

by jjbeck (413 Posts), Fri Nov 07, 2003 07:08 am

I am just wondering if anyone knows if preeclampsia is genentic?
My mother lost two babies. One I think the lungs were not developed and one from birth defects. My sister lost a baby as well. Again, lungs were not developed. (I think).
They both now have hypertension and take meds for it. When my mother
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Re : IS PE genetic?

Postby akemt » Fri Nov 07, 2003 02:31 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Fri Nov 07, 2003 02:31 pm

Jen,

Sometimes you can be predisposed to PE because of genetics, yes...things like clotting disorders and autoimmune diseases. To my knowledge I don't have either of these, yet I have not yet been tested. PE runs in my family for atleast 3 generations so I have the same question!

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Re : IS PE genetic?

Postby jjbeck » Fri Nov 07, 2003 04:28 pm

by jjbeck (413 Posts), Fri Nov 07, 2003 04:28 pm

what is oligo?
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Re : IS PE genetic?

Postby akemt » Fri Nov 07, 2003 09:21 pm

by akemt (4961 Posts), Fri Nov 07, 2003 09:21 pm

oligohydramniosis...low amniotic fluid that was caused by the raise in blood pressure. When I was diagnosed with pih and sent in for the baseline ultrasound my amniotic fluid level had dropped by more than half in 10 weeks...and that with fluctuating bps, not even 150/100's at that point. They thought I would have to deliver my daughter at 29 weeks pg, but luckily the bedrest and increased fluid intake worked. The lower amniotic fluid level is an indicator of the placenta not functioning properly and since the amniotic fluid is mostly made of urine from the baby, it also means the baby is probably not getting the nutrients it needs. Luckily we caught ours early enough that it seems to have had no ill effects.

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