Hi Rivina- I'm happy to say that a majority of women who have preeclampsia in a first pregnancy will not get it again. There is a 30% recurrence rate of preeclampsia, so that means that 70% of women will not get it again!
I have read that in cases of severe preeclampsia, if it is left untreated and let go too long, it can lead to the deaths of both mothers and babies. Much of the time, doctors take this into account, and will induce a baby a bit early to keep things from getting worse. Hopefully, the next time you have a baby, your doctor will take this into consideration, and if you get sick deliver your baby before you get too bad.
When babies are small for their gestational age, it can be a sign that the placenta wasn't working as well as it should have been. There isn't anything we as mothers can do to prevent having small babies, other than make sure our bodies are as healthy as we can make them. Please take care of yourself, and let us know how you are doing!
Administrator/AK Area Coordinator
Alicia (severe PE) 5/98 ~ Camille (htn, oligo) 4/03