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My mom had bad toxemia and sisters all had preclampsia. what are my risks at 18 with first baby?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
High: Your risks can be reduced by early prenatal care by an OB md and if it develops, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, nutritional counselling, and fetal non-stress testing(nst) with a biophysical profile.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
>25% - really high.: I would recommend starting baby Aspirin (80-81 mg orally daily) before conception (or by 16 weeks at the latest) to decrease your risk by 15% or more. Preeclampsia predisposes you to future hypertension and neurological deficits (albeit subtle). Maternal-fetal medicine consultation is paramount in properly managing your high-risk pregnancy.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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