Birth Injuries

Risk Factors For Developing Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia can only be developed during your pregnancy. Some of the risk factors [1] that are related to preeclampsia are as follows:

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Age: The risk increases for women who are over 40

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First Pregnancy

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Chronic Hypertension

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Obesity

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Time Frame Between Having Babies: Having babies less than 2 years apart or more than 10 years apart increases the risk of preeclampsia.

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Multiple Babies (Twins, etc….)

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Babies with Different Partners: The risk increases with each different partner versus multiple babies with the same partner

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