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    Default Pre-eclampsia - chances of getting it again? Ongoing problems?

    Hi all

    I had pre-eclampsia late in my last pregnancy. I've heard different things about what my chances are of getting it again if I was to get pregnant again.

    If you had pre-eclampsia during a pregnancy, did you get it again in your next pregnancy, or pregnancies?

    Have you suffered any ongoing effects from the pre-eclampsia?

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    I was very worried about this as I developed pre eclampsia at 26 weeks during my first pregnancy. Ob said I had a 20% chance of it recurring. Didn't get it after all! Took calcium and low dose aspirin as a precaution, it's meant to help stop it from happening. Ask your doc if they haven't mentioned it already.

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    Sorry just re read your post and realised you're not preg ATM. *When* you do

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    Thank you ☺

    Glad to hear you didn't get it again, and there are things that you can do to lessen the risk.

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    Following.

    I had late PE with dd 37weeks and been showing signs with this pregnancy currently 34weeks but havent been diagnosed yet. Fingers crossed it doesnt come again!

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    Here's hoping you don't. PE is scary xx

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    I had it with #1 and had to be induced because of it. Didn't have it with #2. My understanding was the risk is increased only very slightly in subsequent pregnancies. I've had no ongoing issues. My blood pressure now is generally on the lower side of normal (was 95/60 at my GP check up 2 weeks ago).

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    It is more common in first pregnancies than subsequent pregnancies. However once you have had more than one case it is expected you will have BP issues in each pregnancy.
    My first pregnancy had PE at 40 weeks and induced. Second pregnancy high BP (negative for PE but suspected it would end that way) induced at 38 weeks. Currently pregnant with my 3rd at 20 weeks BP was up to 130/85 (normal for me is 100/60). Basically they have told after issues with two previous pregnancies I'm now considered to have a history and will most likely develop BP and or PE it's just a matter of when.

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    There's a whole range of theories it just depends what doc you're talking to. I've read women's stories of not having it till their 4th baby and other stories only getting it once or all four pregnancies.

    I had it severe at 30w but I think I was suffering from it earlier. I'm so scared to have another baby, I have years to decide. I'll be classed as high risk from the start and have specialists looking after me.

    If you join preeclampsia survivors on fb it has a lot of stories/info about it from the women who've been through it. I feel like docs don't really understand it yet. If you can't find the fb page pm me and I'll help you find it.

    A lot of women have health problems afterwards ranging from high bp all the way to heart failure. I have permanent eye damage and anxiety from it 5months pp. it was the scariest thing I've ever had to go through.

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    I had it with my 1st pregnancy, diagnosed at the very end (but i had symptoms all through 3rd trimester), it intensified post birth. I have permanent kidney damage as a result. I needed to stay on bp meds for 7 months post birth to control it.

    Im almost 31 weeks with #2 and my bp is behaving well so far and no swelling at all (pitting edema started at 22 weeks in 1st pregnancy ).


 

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