Sorry to hear your bp is up already! My understanding is that if your bp goes up before 20 weeks that you're considered a chronic hypertensive, even if your bps are normal outside pregnancy. The thinking is that the physical stress of pregnancy unmasks chronic htn in similar ways that getting older or gaining weight can. Our experts tell us that chronic hypertensives have about a 25% chance of developing superimposed PE, which is just like regular PE except it might have different origins (we just don't know).
Does that match up with what your docs are saying for your individual case? I just wanted to give you hope that I don't think you are automatically doomed for PE again.
For myself, after learning everything I could after baby #1, when my bp was suddenly diagnostic at 37 weeks with #2, it made perfect sense to induce and everything went fine. When my bp spiked at 26 weeks with #3 I was more than a little taken aback
. It was like a whole new world, even after being here on the forums for years. Vent and share away, the details of our experiences are different, but I think we do understand!!
Are you seeing an MFM this pregnancy?