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Has anyone had preclampsia during a first pregnancy and again in a second pregnancy? If so did you have syptoms of it alot sooner than you did in the first pregnancy? And was it worse the second time around??

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Asked by Destins_Mommy at 12:30 AM on Feb. 9, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I did...both ended up being emergency c-sections. The first 8 weeks early and the second 4 weeks early. My first was twins though.

    Answer by Noosa at 12:32 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • From what I understand, it can be prevented. (Or the severity reduced, perhaps) through diet.

    The Brewer Diet (protein) is really helpful!


    Answer by doulala at 2:15 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • A study conducted at Harvard University found that by eating at least 75 grams of protein per day, pregnant women could prevent diseases of pregnancy such as preeclampsia (metabolic toxemia of late pregnancy).
    During pregnancy a woman's blood volume increases as much as 40 to 60 percent, and in order to reach this necessary level and maintain it, a woman's body needs adequate protein, salt, calcium, potassium and water from her diet.

    Answer by doulala at 2:18 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • doulala

    Answer by doulala at 2:19 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • If you have it with your first pregnancy, you're more likely to have it with later pregnancies.

    Answer by KamAndKingsMama at 3:21 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

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