Predicting Risk for Stillbirth and Severe Preeclampsia

Researchers recently published a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology on the possibility of predicting risk for stillbirth, preeclampsia and small for gestational age birth based on plasma concentrations. ... read more »

Fish Oil: Impact on Preeclampsia or Gestational Diabetes?

Researchers and doctors have been looking into the possible protective nature of DHA and other omega 3 fatty acids when taken late in pregnancy. ... read more »

Preeclampsia: A Battle Not a Condition

Researchers and doctors are constantly on the lookout for a definitive cause of preeclampsia. The condition is life-threatening and the only known cure is childbirth. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a condition that affects the immune system. Possible complications of APS include growth restriction of the fetus, thrombosis and preeclampsia. ... read more »

Soluble TRAIL Reduced in Patients with Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a potentially life-threatening pregnancy complication that can lead to increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. ... read more »

Magnesium Sulfate During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about magnesium sulfate and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Sleep Disorders May be Affecting Fetal Health

Sleep has proven health benefits and according to researchers at the University of Sydney could be beneficial for women with preeclampsia. The condition requires immediate medical attention and often leads to premature delivery and low birth weight. ... read more »

Preeclampsia: Levels of Natriuria and Calciuria

Researchers in Brazil recently published a study examining the effectiveness of natriuria testing compared to calciuria testing in patients with various hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. ... read more »

Metaprolol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Metaprolol and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Podocyturia and Proteinuria in Preeclampsia Patients

According to a new study published in Hypertension, a medical journal, podocyturia is detectable in women who experience preeclampsia before proteinuria. Authors from various departments at the Mayo Clinic worked on the study concurrently. ... read more »

Preeclampsia May be Linked to Air Pollution

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that can lead to hypertension, protein in urine and preterm delivery. The only cure for the condition is delivery of the fetus. Researchers have been looking for a definitive cause of preeclampsia for years. ... read more »

Predicting Recurrent Preeclampsia with Artery Doppler

A recent study published in the American Journal of Perinatology claims uterine artery Doppler can be used in the first trimester to predict the possibility of recurrent preeclampsia. ... read more »

Hp Phenotype and Risk of Preeclampsia

Risk of cardiovascular disease and antioxidant response is associated with Hp phenotype in non-pregnant populations, but according to new research from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, Hp phenotype is not associated with risk of preeclampsia. ... read more »

Pregnancy After Kidney Transplant Possible

After recovering from a kidney transplant, some women may desire to start a family. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, chances of pregnancy after kidney transplant are high. Nearly 74% of pregnancies end in live births. ... read more »

Alanine Aminotransferase - ALT, SGPT (Serum) During Pregnancy

Alanine Aminotrasferase (ALT) is found in multiple body tissues. The serum plays a role in speeding up the alanine cycle. Doctors order this blood test as one means of measuring liver health. ... read more »

Risk of Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Elective cryopreservation of all embryos with subsequent cryothaw embryo transfer in patients at risk for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome reduces the risk of adverse obstetric outcomes: a preliminary study. ... read more »

Fetal Testing and Monitoring

Fetal testing and monitoring are done to ensure that a fetus is healthy and growing at an acceptable rate. Fetal tests can help detect potential and actual problems. This gives the doctors an opportunity to treat the problem before it further develops, if at all possible. ... read more »

Preeclampsia + Kidney Failure = Double Trouble?

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related form of hypertension that occurs in fewer than 9 percent of all pregnancies worldwide. The ratio may seem small but the dangers to mother and child are quite serious. ... read more »

Pregnancy Complications With Obese Mothers

Obesity is a growing epidemic thought to be the cause of various growing health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. ... read more »

Antidepressants, Pregnancy, and High Blood Pressure

According to data collected in the Quebec Pregnancy Registry, there may be a link between antidepressant intake during pregnancy and hypertension or high blood pressure. ... read more »

Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Healthy lifestyle choices can increase the likelihood a woman will have a normal pregnancy outcome, according to a new study by a collaboration of scientists from the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. ... read more »

Gestational Hypertension Linked to Pregnancy Snoring

In 2009, researchers presented a preliminary study at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting in Seattle, Washington regarding a possible connection between pregnancy-onset snoring and preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. ... read more »

Preeclampsia Biomarker Discovery Could Make Detection Easier

Preeclampsia is a rare but dangerous complication of pregnancy. Early detection usually brings the most positive outcomes and a Norwegian study may lead to diagnosis before symptoms arise. ... read more »

New Understanding of Preeclampsia May Lead to Future Drug Therapies

Preeclampsia 'has puzzled scientists for year." But lead research scientist's discoveries offer hope for drug therapies that could be used in the future to treat preeclampsia before any harm is done. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Preeclampsia: Double the Stroke Risk

Being pregnant and having preeclampsia both increase a woman's risk of stroke; the preeclampsia-related risk of stroke lingers on as long as 40 years after the pregnancy. ... read more »

Can Dessert Prevent Preeclampsia?

A favorite treat for many women is found to help prevent a dangerous pregnancy condition. ... read more »

Experts Clarify Details Regarding PCOS Diagnosis

Scientists have now issued guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). There had been much debate in the medical community over various aspects of the condition. ... read more »

Antidepressants and Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants

According to a new study, the use of antidepressants during pregnancy may increase the risk of high blood pressure in the lungs or pulmonary hypertension. ... read more »

Maternal Medical Society Explores Late-Term Hypertension

Babies born between weeks 39 and 40 of pregnancy have the most positive outcomes, according to the American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. ... read more »

New Pregnancy Test Could Detect Complications and More

A team of scientists in the UK are working on a pregnancy test that may revolutionize the way maternal and fetal health are monitored during pregnancy. ... read more »

Cerebral Palsy Risk Increases with Preeclampsia

According to a new study published in BMJ, women who suffer from preeclampsia are at increased risk of giving birth to newborns with cerebral palsy if the newborns are premature or smaller than normal at birth. ... read more »

Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation During Pregnancy

Cerebral circulation can be severely affected by preeclampsia. Researchers are not sure whether preeclampsia causes problems with cerebral autoregulation or if the issues are simply a precursor of preeclampsia. ... read more »

Long-Term Effect of Elevated Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

High blood pressure in pregnancy is a clear warning sign for preeclampsia. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure has also been associated with birth defects and long-term side effects on maternal health independent of preeclampsia. ... read more »

Study: How Weight Affects First Pregnancy Outcomes

Increased weight is associated with increased incidence of pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, macrosomia, induction of labor and cesarean delivery. ... read more »

Preeclampsia in First and Subsequent Pregnancies

Pre-eclampsia has been defined as a disease of first pregnancies. ... read more »

Weight Gain and Weight Changes During Pregnancy

There are general guidelines for proper weight gain during pregnancy and these are used for more than just guiding mom during her prenatal visits. ... read more »

Low Asprin for Preventing Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is one of the most deadly medical problems affecting pregnant women. Preeclampsia complicates up to 10% of pregnancies worldwide and contributes to both maternal and infant morbidity and mortality as well as accounting for about 1 in 7 preterm births in the United States. ... read more »

Eye Vision Changes During Pregnancy

The changes in the eyes / vision during pregnancy can be attributed to corneal edema, retinal changes, central serous choroidopathy, glaucoma and pituitary adenoma. ... read more »

Milk and Preeclampsia Hypertension

A recent study found the presence of ergothione in the blood of women with preeclampsia to be higher than healthy pregnant women. Ergothione is an antioxidant found in fungi. ... read more »

Doctors May Be Able to Predict Preeclampsia

A group of researchers has revealed metabolites that may predict risk of preeclampsia in women during a first pregnancy. ... read more »

Migraine Headaches and Preeclampsia

Women with migraine headache are more likely to develop preeclampsia and women with either migraine or preeclampsia are at increased risk of stroke. ... read more »

What Happens To Children Born To Mothers With Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia, is a deadly disease both for mothers and their fetuses. Recently, preeclampsia has not only been considered a disease during pregnancy but also a risk factor for developing diseases later in life. ... read more »

Preeclampsia: No longer solely a pregnancy disease

"This review analyzes recent epidemiological evidence of the long–term outcomes of preeclampsia and the background mechanisms of this phenomenon. Understanding the etiological background may provide guidance for the prevention and follow–up of women who experience preeclampsia. ... read more »

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