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I had eeclampsia with my boy, preg again..

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JuliaLeigh Sun 29-Jan-17 23:44:25

Hey, so I am newly pregnant & I jus wanted to know something...
If I had eeclampsia with my boy, will I get it with this pregnancy???

Barefootcontessa84 Sun 29-Jan-17 23:51:33

Although there is a risk, the chances are actually surprisingly low that it would repeat itself. Chances are higher if it's a different father, though. You'll be consultant led, so I'm sure you'll be in good hands for when those relevant weeks start coming round.

JuliaLeigh Mon 30-Jan-17 00:04:14

I sure hope your right. I'm jus nervous. Thanks.

ConvincingLiar Mon 30-Jan-17 06:22:32

The reality is that none of us can tell you. Not even your doctors with access to your records and tests can tell you. There is a risk, but I think it can be less severe second time around. Certainly not worth getting wound up about yet.

Scrumptiouscrumpets Mon 30-Jan-17 06:35:35

Start taking low dose aspirin as soon as possible - today - to significantly lower your risk. Take it in the evenings as it is slightly more effective then. Ask your doctor about it.
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