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Other Preeclampsia and Eclampsia FAQs

Basic information for topics, such as “What is it?” and “How many people are affected?” is available in the About Preeclampsia and Eclampsia section. Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) specific to preeclampsia and eclampsia are in this section.

  • If I have high blood pressure, can I take steps to prevent problems like preeclampsia during pregnancy?

  • If I had preeclampsia with a previous pregnancy, will I have it again in later pregnancies?


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  2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2015). Low-dose aspirin use for the prevention of morbidity and mortality from preeclampsia: Recommendation statement. American Family Physician, 91(5). Retrieved August 8, 2016, from External Web Site Policy [top]
  3. Mostello, D., Kallogjeri, D., Tungsiripat, R., & Leet, T. (2008). Recurrence of preeclampsia: Effects of gestational age at delivery of the first pregnancy, body mass index, paternity, and interval between births. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 199(1), 55.e1–55.e7. Retrieved December 30, 2016, from External Web Site Policy [top]
  4. Haram, K., Svendsen, E., & Abildgaard, U. (2009). The HELLP syndrome: Clinical issues and management. A review. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 9, 8. Retrieved June 7, 2016, from [top]

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