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Table 3 Fertility, history of pre-eclampsia, and use of health care resources reported by the women

From: Magpie Trial in the UK: methods and additional data for women and children at 2 years following pregnancy complicated by pre-eclampsia

  MgSO4 Placebo
  n = 303 (%) n = 316 (%)
Contraception     
Used since Magpie Trial 219 (72) 245 (78)
Not known - - 1 -
Decision about contraception influenced by pre-eclampsia 52 (17) 56 (18)
Not known 19 (6) 21 (7)
Reason given*:worried about having pre-eclampsia again 15   29  
   advised not to take pill 22   14  
   advised not to have/did not want more children 9   3  
   not known 9   11  
Fertility     
Has not tried to get pregnant again 215 (71) 219 (69)
Not known 1   2  
Decision not to get pregnant influenced by pre-eclampsia 91 (30) 94 (30)
Not known 37 (12) 40 (13)
Reason given*:pre-eclampsia unpleasant experience 55   64  
   did not enjoy pregnancy 11   8  
   pre-eclampsia in previous pregnancy 8   7  
   advised not to get pregnant 5   6  
   would like to know more 3   3  
   other 13   12  
   not known 9   6  
Pregnancy since Magpie Trial 83 (27) 84 (27)
Pregnant now 24   23  
Has had pre-eclampsia again 13 (4) 14 (4)
Not known 25   26  
Family history of pre-eclampsia** 79 (26) 87 (28)
   1st degree relative 80   81  
   2nd degree relative 16   21  
   not known 5   10  
Help from other health care worker 34 11 46 15
   Health care worker 15   22  
   Psychiatric services 14   11  
   Alternative therapist 5   10  
   Not known -   3  
  1. * some women gave more than 1 reason
  2. ** some women had more than one relative