Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy
condition that usually occurs in primigravidas (first prgnancy). It does not necessary occurs in the second pregnancy. Its cause is not known. The best thing to do is to measure your BP regularly after delivery. Once you get pregnant again you MUST have regular follow up by a doctor who will measure your BP regularly, and take treatment early in pregnancy. Meanwhile try not to increase in weight,reduce salt intake, and take 75mg aspirin
either before you get pregnant, or early in pregnancy. Methyldopa
) which you took is the standard treatment if your BP reaches 140/90 or more at any stage of pregnancy. I have seen many women developing the condition once and only in their first pregnancy. Do'nt worry, if preeclampsia
is detected early in prenancy, it can be treated successfuly.