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How to avoid pre-eclampsia during pregnancy?

age 29 1st pregnancy 2009, no warning signs, no history, 34 weeks blood pressure check showed pre eclampsia. delivered, baby ok, took 2 weeks to stabilize me. outcome--bp 110/86 creatinine 202 eGFR 26 urate 331 . taking labetalol 100mg --for 14 months, adalat retard 20mg for 14 months , have just learnt that i am 7 weeks pregnant. what advice can you give me please for my future
Tue, 2 Jun 2015
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Hi,
I understand your concern.
Yes, you need to take few precautions to prevent preeclampsia this time.
- Inform your treating gynecologist about your past history, during your 1st visit to the doctor.
- Have a regular monthly check up/ earlier check ups if advised so, through out your pregnancy.
- Measurement of weight / blood pressure & urine routine & microscopic ( specially albumin) minimum monthly is of utmost importance,
-Stick to the medicines ( pills to control BP as per need/ Tab Disprin half a day to prevent untoward effects of high BP.)/ diet restrictions advised by your doctor,
- avoid physical/psychological stress. Be positive,
- regular light exercises like walking are important.
- Raised BP should be noted the earliest --which can be controlled to safe level by lifestyle changes & medicines.
- Inform your doctor about swelling on legs if it occurs.
- Once all the precautions are taken,patient can be relaxed , tension free.. as any first sign is caught5 earliest & treated.
Thanks.
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