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2012-03-22 09:12:49

Use of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants during pregnancy appears to be linked with increased risk of pregnancy induced high blood pressure ("hypertension"), but a causal link has not been established. Pregnancy hypertension is sometimes linked with pre-eclampsia, a serious condition that can harm pregnant women and their unborn babies. But the authors stress that pregnant women should not stop taking their prescribed medication; instead they should seek a...

2012-02-18 01:42:17

If you develop pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders or diabetes, you may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, according to research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "We wanted to learn about possible explanations as to why women with pregnancy complications tend to have more heart disease later in life," said Abigail Fraser, M.P.H., Ph.D., School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom....

2012-02-13 11:13:05

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that elevated levels of cell-free DNA in the first trimester do not predict the subsequent development of preeclampsia. "I wanted to identify if elevated levels of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood early in pregnancy could identify women at risk for the subsequent development of preeclampsia. I found that...

2011-11-14 11:11:35

Mid-pregnancy test predicts late-pregnancy complication; High blood pressure during pregnancy spells trouble later in life Highlights:     A test done mid-pregnancy accurately predicts which women will later develop preeclampsia, a late-pregnancy disorder characterized by high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious -- even fatal -- complications for a pregnant woman and her baby.     Women with high...

2011-11-13 02:00:00

Grassroots support is sought for national recognition of life-threatening pregnancy disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2011 The Preeclampsia Foundation launched its âœHear Us Nowâ petition drive to declare May âœPreeclampsia Awareness Monthâ tonight at its 7th Annual Saving Grace â“ A Night of Hope and Gratitude gala in New York City, New York. The petition drive aims to secure at least...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Award Recognizes Companyâs Longstanding Commitment to Preeclampsia Foundationâs Mission New York, NY (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 The Preeclampsia Foundation announced today that Johnson & Johnson is the recipient of its 2011 Hope Award for Outstanding Corporate Partnership, recognizing the significant contribution the company has made to the field of preeclampsia research, education and awareness through a productive collaboration with the Preeclampsia...

2011-11-01 13:50:00

NYC Gala to Spotlight Preeclampsia and Blood Transfusion New York, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 Two North American foundations have joined forces to further their respective causes, together. The Preeclampsia Foundation and the Foundation for Americaâs Blood Centers (FABC) are co-hosting this yearâs 7th annual Saving Grace â“ A Night of Hope and Gratitude dinner gala at the Hilton New York on November 12, 2011. Maternal and infant death and other...

2011-10-31 23:29:11

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that the infiltration of white blood cells into an expectant mother´s blood vessels may explain high blood pressure in pregnancy. The findings could lead to novel avenues of treatment for pregnant women with preeclampsia based on regulation of white blood cells called neutrophilis, their products or their cellular effects. Preeclampsia is one of the most significant health problems in pregnancy and a...

2011-10-11 09:34:41

A battle that brews in the mother's womb between the father's biological goal to produce the biggest, healthiest baby possible vs. the mother's need to live through delivery might help explain preeclampsia, an often deadly disease of pregnancy. The fetus must be big enough to thrive, yet small enough to pass through the birth canal. In a new study, Yale researchers describe the mechanism that keeps these conflicting goals in balance. The findings are published in the October 11, 2011...


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