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08 Jun 2004

Pre-eclampsia Risk
With my 1st pregnancy, I battled with my blood pressure through the whole pregnancy, from about week 12 it was high, but not too high to be dangerous, but high enough to monitored closely.
From about week 38, my blood pressure became really high, I went for a couple of stress tests, and baby was still doing ok, but in the end, a couple of days before my due date, my blood pressure was very high, baby was a bit quiet, and we decided to induce. Right after the birth, the blood pressure was back to normal.
I have read that if you battled with pregnancy induced hypertension in one pregnancy, the chances of it happening again is almost 100%, and it will most probably be worse. Is this true? Is there something I can do to reduce the risk (we are trying for a 2nd baby now)
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GynaeDoc
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01 Jan 0001

The recurrence rate for pre-eclampsia is about 20%. You can use low dose aspirin from about 12 weeks to decrease this risk.

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