This is my first post so I'm not sure where to start... I got preeclampsia with my first pregnancy and my daughter was delivered at 28 weeks. Luckily she's healthy and really had very few complictions after delivery (we were really lucky). We are planning on trying again this summer so I've been trying to find out as much as I can this time around. I Just got a copy of my lab work from the hospital and noticed that my wbc was really high.
19.7 (day of delivery)
23.6 (day after delivery)
My husband said that he remembers the nurses saying that it was evidence that my immune system was trying to fight the baby but I can't really remember anything that the nurses said ( not sure if it's from the pre-e or if I just repressed a lot of it
. Anyways, I haven't been able to find anything regarding high white blood cell counts and pre-e which I find strange since that is one of the theories (the immune system fighting off the placenta that is). I figured that most women with pre-e would have high wbc counts. I'm wondering if anyone knows if this is a normal occurance.
Thanks!! I love the info on this site!