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01 Dec 2005

To the Gynae

I was pregnant 3yrs and I lost my baby at 6mths due to pre-eclampsa. I am now 8wks pregnant and worried about the same thing happening again, what are the chances that I can get that again, what can I take to prevent it from occuring. Secondly; what is the correct time to go to the gynae, I have my second appointment on the 12 Dec and some of my friends says I went to the gynae to early, the latest for me was suppose to be on my 4th month. I want to make an informed decision taking the fact of my previous mishap.
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01 Jan 0001

The chance of recurrence is about 20%. You can take low dose aspirin and folate to decrease recurrence risk.
With your past history, you should see the gynaecologist as soon as possible (the 12th is fine) though pre-eclampsia does not really occur before 20 weeks. The aspirin can be started after 12 weeks.

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