New Information shows because no cause for HELLP syndrome is yet known, doctors aren't able to pinpoint who will develop the condition.
Any pregnant woman is at risk of possibly developing HELLP SyndromeWhile they have not been able to pinpoint how or who will develop HELLP new studies show there may be a few factors that may increase your risk., These include:
* being under 20 or over 35
* being pregnant for the first time
You are also more likely to get it if you have had a problem with a past pregnancy.
5 to 7% of all pregnant in the U.S develop pre-eclampsia.
Between 2 and 12% go on to suffer from HELLP Syndrome.
Estimates are that HELLP Syndrome occurs in 1 per 150 live births, with a mortality rate of 3.50%