Hi, I have to say this caught my eye and I haven't actually read this whole thread, just wanted to add-
I did have preeclampsia during my first pregnancy, it was absolutely terrible, I was at a healthy weight at that time.
therefore was very concerned for my second pregnancy as I was 30kgs heavier, my ob actually told me that the preeclampsia was most probably due to the fact I was at a high risk age at the time, that it usually occurs in younger (I was early 20's) and 'older' (nearing 40) women and that I would probably be fine.......and I was, it was an easy pregnancy and an easy birth compared to my first very difficult and complicated pregnancy and birth.
I'm not saying people should go out and put on an extra 30kgs before they get pregnant but rather that, over weight women are aware of the increased risks, people everywhere remind them regularly, but they're not the only ones in the high risk categories.
It does not however have to be all doom and gloom it can work out to be fine.
To those expecting look after yourselves and good luck!!