I am so glad your appointment went well and that you sound like you got out of it exactly what you wanted to get. Well done for being brave enough to challenge the decisions that were made. I am certain that because of your courage others will benefit as well.
To answer your question again I am certain that the bloods that have been ordered are thrombophilia screening. Depending on where you are in the UK, these bloods can take a long time to process. One of the tests looks for a particular protien (the name of which I cannot remember off the top of my head but would definately get you a good scrabble score!) is released very slowly from the blood cells and it is this protien which influences how your blood clots. On a day to day level it causes no problem. If you are pregnant or going on a long flight (over 4 hours) it can cause an issue. It would depend on the level of protien you had (if the test is positive) that would indicate whether or not you might benefit from heparin injections as well during pregnancy.
Even if it is positive, I really would like you to hear that this bit - it does not mean you will get PE again, it just proves what we think we already know - that you would be higher risk.
With heparin this balances the odds and therefore is every reason to expect a happy outcome.
Well done again - and Thank you from all the other families Im sure you will unknowingly help.
Every Woman is entitled to understand what happened in her pregnancy when pre eclampsia strikes. I hope to be able to support that process.