Natasha - posted on 02/27/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am pregnant for the 5th time, ( miscarried 1 time, this is my 4th child) 41 yrs old, unexpected, but happy LOL! I have had preeclampsia EVERY TIME!!! After my 3rd I have remained on BP meds and HCTZ, a diuretic. I have seen somewhere before some research on preventing preeclampsia and studies done using an antioxident called TEMPOL. Now that I am pregnant, can't find much on it. ANybody familiar with this or have prevented preeclampsia after having it before?????? It is supose to be rare, but so many people I know have had it in more than 1 pregnancy and continued high bp and swelling after birth. Looking for any advise and help. I am overweight, and I have diabetes each time during pregnancy too. I have to watch my diet, but so far each time I have still had difficult births ending in premature births. God has blessed me with 3 healthy children and I am thankful. Preparing all I can, since I am older and heavier, any advise or help????? Oh, just found out only 4wks, so I have some time to prepare.....