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Question:

From Tennessee, USA:

I have had diabetes since I was 11 (17 years ago). I have one child and my husband and I are considering another. We have some concerns because with my first pregnancy I developed preeclampsia which returned after are daughter was born.

Answer:

Diabetes and a history of preeclampsia are risk factors for having preeclampsia in a future pregnancy, so you are at risk of this happening again. You should discuss this with your obstetrician before you get pregnant again.

OWJ

Original posting 15 Aug 1998
Posted to Family Planning

  
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