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Preeclampsia a life-threatening complication that requires medical attention



Preeclampsia affects about 5 percent to 8 percent of all pregnancies and may be more common in women who have had preeclampsia in a previous pregnancy.

The condition is more likely to develop if you're pregnant with multiples or if you have diabetes, lupus, kidney disease or high blood pressure before getting pregnant. Doctors believe that preeclampsia may be linked to poor circulation through the placenta.