by caryn (10176 Posts), Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:17 am
I think the "waiting five years" part is what ups your chances, not staying with the same partner. But partner change lowers your risk.
And honestly, it's taken them years to turn up much suggesting a real role for the partner's genes, so whatever effect there is from the father is likely to be small I would think. It's more the mom's genes, and hence vasculature, than the father's.
That said, I do tend to point some fingers at my DH's genes as well as at my own. One of my sisters has had severe PE at term, and his brother has fathered a child born with profound IUGR. So we'd be playing with a stacked deck, kwim?