If I didn't have preeclampsia with my first pregnancy, can I get it in a future pregnancy?



a woman is at greatest risk for developing preeclampsia on her first baby and there's a few different reasons for this and your chances of getting it in the future after having on your first depend on a few factors like how early on in the pregnancy did you develop it and how severe of a case did you have but your question is if you didn't have it with your first are you likely to get it in future pregnancies and that's an excellent question generally speaking if a woman didn't have it with her first then she's not very likely to get it in the future but there are factors that overtime can increase your chances of getting it one is advanced maternal age so the older you get the more likely you are to have it another factor is obesity in the older we get the more likely we are to have on a few extra pounds and this is compounded by having babies that are closer together you want to make sure that you've been able to lose that baby weight before you get pregnant again and along those lines research has also shown that if a woman goes ten years or more in between pregnancies then she's at greater risk for preeclampsia also we know that the father plays a role in the chances of a mother developing preeclampsia you are at just as high of a risk of getting it in a future pregnancy if you have a new partner as you were with your first in other words every time you can see with the new father your chance of preeclampsia is just as high as it was with your first pregnancy if you have more specific questions about your circumstances talk with your doctor and they'll be able to give you tailored information and advice and if you have more questions in the future for me feel free to ask them on our intermountain moms Facebook and Instagram pages and recommend us to your friends and family too

One Reply to “If I didn't have preeclampsia with my first pregnancy, can I get it in a future pregnancy?”

  1. I started to develop it around 30 weeks pregnant when I was 20. I was super swollen, and I had protein in my urine, but my blood pressure never went up.

    37 weeks pregnant with #2, I weigh a lot more this time around, but I don’t have it.

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