Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy - What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors (things that increase your risk) for preeclampsia include:
- Chronic (ongoing) high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, or diabetes.
- High blood pressure in a past
pregnancy, especially before week 34.
- Personal history of
- Family history of preeclampsia.
- Being very overweight
at the time of conception.
- Being pregnant with more than one baby (such as twins
- First pregnancy ever or first-time pregnancy with
- Age younger than 21 or older than
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 05, 2012
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