Chronic Hypertension: Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women who have chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) before pregnancy are at greater risk of pregnancy complications than women who are not hypertensive before or during pregnancy. ... read more »

Can Dessert Prevent Preeclampsia?

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

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy and Stroke Risk

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the most common medical concern doctors see in their pregnant patients. As many as three percent of all pregnant women experience complications of hypertension. ... read more »

Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension and Effects on Offspring Health

According to a new study published in the journal PLoS One, offspring born to mothers with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) in the first trimester were less likely to have health issues later in life. ... 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 »

Is Pregnancy Hypertension Linked to End Stage Renal Disease?

According to researchers who recently published a study in the Canadian Medical Journal, there may be a connection between pregnancy hypertension and end stage renal disease (ESRD). ... read more »

How Does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Affect a Pregnant Woman?

There appears to be a higher rate of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, and premature delivery in women with PCOS. ... read more »

Impact Of Obesity On Fertility And Pregnancy

Obesity increases pregnancy complications. The prevalence of obesity is currently rising in developed countries, making pregravid overweight one of the most common high-risk obstetric situations. ... read more »

Hypertension and Peripheral Artery Disease Risk

Researchers in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Mayo Clinic recently published a study into the long-term effects of pregnancy hypertension on risk of peripheral artery disease. ... read more »

Preeclampsia: Short-Term and Long-Term Effects

Not only do women have to worry about preeclampsia during pregnancy, the effects of increased blood pressure during pregnancy may last for years. ... 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 »

Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Pregnancy Complications?

If you develop pregnancy-related hypertension or diabetes, you could be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life, according to a new study published by Circulation, a Journal of the American Heart Association publication. ... read more »

Methyldopa (Aldomet) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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

Early Pregnancy Hypertension Increases Birth Defect Risk

A new research study published in the British Medical Journal, claims women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to have children with birth defects. ... read more »

Why ACE Inhibitors Will Do More Harm than Good

Hypertension during your pregnancy can be very dangerous, but recent studies show that the medications prescribed to regulate the problem might pose an even bigger risk. ... read more »

Vitamin C Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke

It's unclear at this time how vitamin C protects against stroke but it could help regulate blood pressure. ... read more »

Don’t Gain Weight Between Pregnancies

Most women strive to lose all of their baby fat after their first pregnancy. Your body after you give birth will look quite different, but with diet and exercise, it will return to how it was before your pregnancy, for the most part. ... read more »

Pregnancy after Organ Transplantation

Transplants are truly a marvel of the medical world, but there are certain restrictions to people who receive them. Anti-rejection medications must be taken every single day, and there are common side effects after the surgery such as hypertension and diabetes. ... read more »

Long-Term Health Associated with Pregnancy Health

According to the Society for Maternal-Fetal Health, the outcome of a woman's pregnancy may be a key indicator of her future health. ... read more »

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy a Thing of the Past?

Preeclampsia is a life-threatening condition that only occurs during pregnancy. Some of the more common side effects include protein in urine and high blood pressure. ... read more »