What are maternal risk factors for preeclampsia?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Carson, MD; Chief Editor: Edward H Springel, MD, FACOG  more...
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The following are maternal personal risk factors for preeclampsia:

  • First pregnancy

  • New partner/paternity

  • Age younger than 18 years or older than 35 years

  • History of preeclampsia

  • Family history of preeclampsia in a first-degree relative

  • Black race

  • Obesity (BMI ≥30)

  • Interpregnancy interval less than 2 years or longer than 10 years

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