I have a question, my sister just had her second baby at 34 weeks and had severe pre-eclampsia which turned into HELLP syndrome. I have a three year old daughter and when I was pregnant with her I suffered from high blood pressure and was as they called it "pre-pre" eclamptic and had what they THINK was a placental abruption. This was never determined to be accurate or not b/c I delivered before they had a chance to do an ultrasound and check the placenta. Anyway my question is that my sister's Dr. told her that pre-eclampsia can run in families, my other friend who also had it said her Dr told her it is actually the Dad who determines this, though they do not know how or why this is true. These seem to be two very different theories and I would like to know if anyone knows what the actual "truth" is. I'm terrified of having another baby at this point because of all this happening so close to home, but I want more children. I need to know what my risks are before I jump in though. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!