Being pregnant and having preeclampsia both increase a woman's risk of stroke. Here's what you need to know.

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 »

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 »

After Delivery: Risk of Clots, Stroke, Heart Attack

All women are at higher risk of stroke than men and that risk is especially high during and months after pregnancy. ... read more »

Why is Folic Acid Important for Pregnancy?

What is folic acid and what does it do? ... read more »

Cholesterol - Total (Plasma, Serum) During Pregnancy

Cholesterol is found in every human blood sample. Our bodies produce about ¾ of the cholesterol measured on blood tests. The remaining ¼ is consumed in food. ... read more »

Cholesterol - VLDL (Plasma, Serum) During Pregnancy

Cholesterol is more complex than many patients understand. While low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) are the most common, very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) are also part of total cholesterol. ... 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 »

Rare Cases of Venous Stroke Underreported in Pregnancy

Strokes during pregnancy typically affect the blood vessel, but a rare form of venous stroke (originating in the veins instead of the blood vessels) sometimes occurs. Researchers report that this rare stroke is more predominant than doctors once thought. ... 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 »

Placenta Testing Reveals Possible Preeclampsia Marker

Researchers testing placentas after infant births may have found a gene marker. The gene is associated with the immune system and may be the cause of some cases of preeclampsia. ... read more »

Pregnant Women At Greater Stroke Risk Than Non-Pregnant Women

According to researchers at the Loyola University Health System, women who are pregnant are at a significantly increased risk of stroke compared to women who are not pregnant. ... read more »

Pregnancy Related Stroke on the Rise

Stroke has debilitating effects and it can happen when one least expects it. But researchers are more alarmed by the increase of pregnancy-related stroke rate in the last 12 years.   ... read more »

Stroke

Many people survive a stroke, with varying degrees of recovery, but brain damage is often permanent. Data indicates one in five women (20%) will have a stroke during her lifetime. ... 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 »