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I had preeclampsia with my last pregnancy. What''s the chance of me getting it again with this pregnancy and is there anything i can do to prevent it?

I had preeclampsia with my last pregnancy. What''s the chance of me getting it again with this pregnancy and is there anything i can do to prevent it?

Pre eclampsia: If the pre eclampsia you had was mild and you were delivered at term recurrence risk is 5%. If you had severe pre eclampsia the risk is greater, and if you were delivered by 30 weeks because of it the risk is 70%. No clear way to prevent but adequate calcium - 1200 mg a day helps. Possibly 1 baby asa a day after 12 wks but check with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is there a way to keep blood pressure normal during pregnancy? I have proteinurua. Anything i can do to prevent preeclampsia?

Is there a way to keep blood pressure normal during pregnancy? I have proteinurua. Anything i can do to prevent preeclampsia?

Speak with OB: This is a very important topic. You can not take ace inhibitors or arb drugs (which reduce protenuria and decrease bp) during pregnancy. You may have to see a high risk pregnancy OB physician for a consult. ...Read more

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Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.

Can I take ic atenolol at 11 weeks of pregnancy to  prevent pre-eclampsia? Blood pressure is normal, Cardiac output at the top of normal scale, HR 85.

Pregnancy and BP: Pre-eclampsia features protein in the urine and high blood pressure. Atenolol is a very good BP lowering medication but is not a first choice medication in pregnancy. Labetalol is safer. Preventing pre-eclampsia requires careful diet, low salt, rest, and low stress. Talk to your obstetrician about taking aspirin also. Don't take any medication without OB clearance. ...Read more

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I had preeclampsia with my previous 2 pregnancies, same father. It was worse the 2nd time. I am 8wks preg now but by a new father, will I get it again?

I had preeclampsia with my previous 2 pregnancies, same father. It was worse the 2nd time. I am 8wks preg now but by a new father, will I get it again?

Probably, yes: It's not the father's issues, but yours as the mother that repeats the pre-eclampsia. Please stay in close contact with your OB MD's appointments and let him/her know of your previous problems with pregnancies, although this should be in your history. ...Read more

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Preeclampsia during pregnancy, what to do?

Very Important: to follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. Keep all of your appointments and be sure to let your doctor know if anything changes. Get plenty of rest, do not exert yourself. ...Read more

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How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

How to not develop preeclampsia during your pregnancy?

Diet & exercise: A proper diet, exercise and following the OB MD's instructions will tend to minimize the risk unless you already had either hypertension or a previous pre-eclamptic pregnancy. ...Read more

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What happens if you had preeclampsia with a previous child/ pregnancy is it safe to have another child?

What happens if you had preeclampsia with a previous child/ pregnancy is it safe to have another child?

Yes,and at your age: You will be classified as a "high risk" pregnancy and closely monitored by your OB or turned over to the perinatologist! If you are in good health you should be in good hands. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Is preeclampsia history enough to make me have high risk pregnancy next time?

Pre-eclampsia: Pre-eclampsia is more common in first pregnancies. Recurrence risk is about 15%. Recurrence may be higher if you have high blood pressure outside of pregnancy or if you have a multiple gestation. Most obstetricians manage a patient with a history of pre-eclampsia without the help of a high risk specialist. ...Read more

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I had severe preeclampsia with my first pregnancy. What is the chance I will have it again in a second pregnancy?

I had severe preeclampsia with my first pregnancy. What is the chance I will have it again in a second pregnancy?

Significant: The range of preeclampsia recurrence is between 5-70%. The more severe the preeclampsia in the first pregnancy, the more likely the recurrence. Severe preeclampsia requiring delivery before 30 weeks gestation has the highest risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more