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 preeclampsia.
- Family history of preeclampsia.
- Being very overweight at the time of conception.
- Being pregnant with more than one baby (such as twins or triplets).
- First pregnancy ever or first-time pregnancy with current partner.
- Age younger than 21 or older than 35.