Limited research suggests that risk factors for postpartum preeclampsia might include:

  • High blood pressure during your most recent pregnancy (hypertensive disease). You're at increased risk of postpartum preeclampsia if you developed high blood pressure after 20 weeks of pregnancy (gestational hypertension) or you developed high blood pressure and protein in your urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy (preeclampsia).
  • Obesity. The risk of postpartum preeclampsia is higher if you're obese.
  • Cesarean delivery (C-section). If you had a C-section, you're at increased risk of postpartum preeclampsia.
Apr. 26, 2012

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