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Will I have toxemia again? will my docs app. be normal?

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During my 1st pregnancy I had toxemia. Am I considered a high risk pregnancy now that I am pregnant again? What will my docs appointments be like?

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I didn't know what toxemia was so I looked it up and it's preeclampsia. I just didn't know that there were other names for it. I had preeclampsia in my first pregnancy and so far at 30 weeks I have not gotten it yet. I am constantly worried every time I go to the Drs that they will say that I have it again but so far so good. I personally am a high risk but I have had preeclampsia, I was born with a heart problem, and I have non-epileptic seizures. You probably might be considered high risk just because of the preeclampsia but my Dr and the specialist Dr that I see told me not to worry too much about it unless you got it before your last trimester. Luckily I didn't get it until about my 34th or 35th week of pregnancy and my daughter was born through emergency c-section at 36 weeks. They say that unless you got it before your 3rd trimester that there is very little chance you will get it again. However that never stops me from worrying and I've been on alert since the very beginning of this pregnancy but like I said so far so good. I think that you should be on alert too not saying that it will happen again but it could and I'm not going to tell you not to worry about it when I worry about it 24/7. It was scary the first time and it still scares me today but all I can do is try to take care of myself and stay as healthy as I can. As for your Dr app. they will stay the same unless your Dr notices something different and they might send you to a specialist but its just an extra set of eyes and hey it might be fun at my specialist office they video tape my baby for me with every ultrasound and they've even offered 3D imaging that I would have never received at my OBs office. But hey good luck!

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