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Who Is More Likely to Develop Preeclampsia?

 Women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure before becoming pregnant).
 Women who developed high blood pressure or preeclampsia during a previous pregnancy, especially if these conditions occurred early in the pregnancy.
 Women who are obese prior to pregnancy.
 Pregnant women under the age of 20 or over the age of 40.
 Women who are pregnant with more than one baby.
 Women with diabetes, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or scleroderma.

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