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    Chances of getting Pre-Eclampsia again?
    lisax4156 posted:
    Hi all..

    So this is my 4th pregnancy. I am 13 weeks now. During my last pregnancy 2 years ago, I developed Pre eclampsia at 35wks and delivered at 36. He was healthy and I got to take him home thankfully. My BP remained high during the pregnancy, around 180+/93+. I was on only 100mg of Labetalol.

    This pregnancy, the perinatologist upped my dose to 200mg twice daily of Labetalol. So far, my BP is more normal. It averages about in the 130s/80s...

    What are my chances of getting pre eclampsia again? I'm so scared. I don't want to develop it again..... Thanks

    Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
    So, patients who have chronic hypertension defined by a high blood pressure prior to 20 weeks gestation or high prior to pregnancy have an increased risk of superimposed preeclampsia. The risk is approximately 20-30%. Patient who have a history of early preeclampsia defined by a gestational age less then 32 weeks. Patients like that described have a higher risk of approximately 50% or greater.

    The key is to take very good care of yourself. I would take a baby aspirin if you have not started.

    I wish the best for you in this pregnancy.

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