Preeclampsia occurs in a small percentage of pregnancies. Risk factors include:
* First pregnancy
* Multiple pregnancy (twins or more)
* Older than age 35
* Past history of diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease
Pre-eclampsia is responsible for 18% of maternal deaths in the U.S. Hope this helps! Here is my source: http://www.preeclampsia.org/pdf/Preecla … esponsible
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