Q: Am I at risk for preeclampsia?


Answer: Certain women are at higher risk for preeclampsia, a form of hypertension. If you fit into one of these categories you might be at risk:

– You are a first time mother
– You are past your 24th week of pregnancy
– You suffer from high blood pressure
– You have diabetes or kidney disease
– People in your family have experienced preeclampsia
– You are having twins
– You are older than 35

If preeclampsia is a concern, you should speak to your physician right away.


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