Duckit and Harrington (2005) say that having had pre-eclampsia in one pregnancy increases the risk of getting it in the subsequent pregnancy by sevenfold. I suspect the timing would be approximately the same. Sorry - I know its not want you want to hear. Fingers crossed that you won't!
I think I do. I had a horrible time last time mostly down to the midwives not giving a feck and I'm not sure I trust them to actually keep a close enough eye on me or DC2 to ensure a happy ending. Was definitely more luck than judgement last time and I don't want to push my luck again.
A nice calm section would let me avoid the scary bit and just get my baby safely.
Found this on the BUPA website "Your risk of developing pre-eclampsia during pregnancy goes up if you had pre-eclampsia in your previous pregnancy. Compared to a woman who hasn't had pre-eclampsia, you're nearly eight times more likely to develop the condition. This will vary for everyone and will depend on a number of things such as how serious your pre-eclampsia was before and when you developed it.
If you do develop pre-eclampsia again, it's likely to be less serious than the first time. It will probably also occur a bit later in your pregnancy, usually by about a couple of weeks. "