by email@example.com (322 Posts), Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:56 am
I read in a pregnancy book by Sheila Kitzinger that suffering from migraine is a risk factor to develop pre-eclampsia. Is that true?? I had (probably mild) PE in my first pregnancy, blood pressure around 140/90, 150/100 from week 36, no protein in the urine, no edema. Baby was born in a very fit state after induction and cesarean in week 38+5, weighing 2900g (normal in our family). Now, 15 years later at 39, I'm thinking of getting pregnant again. My internist diagnosed labile hypertension (around 135/90), said I don't need medication at this point and is optimistic. I'm of normal weight and have no other medical conditions. But I have migraines on and off, not too bad, but a few times per month. Is there a connection between migraines and PE?