Ask A NurseCategory: PregnancyCould I be at risk for preeclampsia?
Anonymous asked 5 years ago

Could I be at risk for preeclampsia?

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Elika Roohi Staff answered 5 years ago

Preeclampsia affects as many as 1 in every 12 pregnancies, including pregnant women who have no risk factors. These factors are associated with increased risks of developing preeclampsia:

• First pregnancy
• Preeclampsia in a previous pregnancy
• Kidney disease
• Younger than 18 or older than 40
• High blood pressure before pregnancy
• Diabetes before or during pregnancy
• Multiple gestation (e.g., twins, triplets)
• Obesity (BMI>30)
• Lupus or other autoimmune disorders
• Some blood clotting disorders
• Polycystic ovarian syndrome
• In vitro fertilization
• Sickle cell disease