Welcome, Theresa! I'm glad you found us but sorry you had to!
I wanted a natural delivery but had bp issues with all three pregnancies. Over the years on these boards I have slowly accepted that healthy mom and healthy baby trumps everything, but I still think your hopes for your birth are important. You are not guaranteed to get PE again, and if you have no bp issues, I hope you get everything you want in your birth plan! If you do have bp issues, you still might get some of your hopes like you did in your last pregnancy.
Magnesium sulfate cuts your risk of seizures in half, so if you need it, it's lifesaving. If your bp issues are mild and you don't have other red flags like headache or bad labs, your doctor *might* not prescribe mag, but women have seized at non-diagnostic levels so some docs are more cautious than others.
Avoiding high blood pressure / PE is what we all want, but so far the research hasn't found much, if anything, to help. There are some studies that show a *slight* benefit to low dose aspirin, so you might ask your doctors their opinions on the research and their recommendations for your individual case. Here is a discussion about low-dose aspirin (LDA) by our Expertsviewtopic.php?f=19&t=40560&p=240214&hilit=aspirin#p240214
In general, we do recommend getting healthy as possible pre-pregnancy, losing weight, taking prenatal vitamins, having your doctor check for any underlying disorders and treating them if appropriate. Just know that even doing everything *right* is no guarantee - so it's not your fault if you don't get the birth you hope for!
My experience - I was induced with all three of my pregnancies and had mag with my first, but not the other two. I managed without an epidural and as long as my bp stayed steady I was allowed to move around. No water birth, no spontaneous labor, continuous monitoring (PE raises the risk of abruptions, so I was fine with that!), and lots of other small compromises to be sure baby and me stayed healthy. I think I was able to be happier with my second two births, though, because I knew what to expect and the safety reasons that some of my hopes weren't possible.
Please keep asking questions, I hope some of that is helpful!