NO. This is typically a first pregnancy
problem. It is generally thought that it occurs as an immune response, because the father's sperm is thought to be a foreign body. As the fetus grows antibodies
invade the placenta, causing pre eclampsia
as a result. It is only really first pregnancies affected, because when the next baby comes along by the same genetic make-up (same parents) it has immunity, because the first pregnancy produced antibodies. However,If you had anothe baby by a different father, the genetic make-up would be different, and this can leave you open to pre-eclampsia again, as you would not have antibodies. Usually there are no lasting effects from having pre-eclampsia after giving birth. It is a dangerous condition in the later stages of pregnancy as it can quickly turn into actual eclampsia itself, which can cause fits
, and stroke
, and can be fatal in this stage, to both mother and baby. Most women with pre-eclampsia are induced rather than risk it developing into anything worst.