Tag: preeclampsia

High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

High blood pressure: A risk factor for preeclampsia

According to the American Heart Association (also called the AHA), about 103 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure. That’s near ...
Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that can happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (called postpartum preeclamp ...
Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health is important for all of us, but it’s especially important if you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. During pregnancy, yo ...
Heart conditions and pregnancy

Heart conditions and pregnancy

Today is National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness about heart diseases. A good day to remind all women about the importance of talking to their ...
Pregnancy after a premature birth

Pregnancy after a premature birth

If you had a premature birth in the past, you may be worried about having a premature birth in another pregnancy. No one knows for sure what cause ...
Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only happens during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develo ...
Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only occurs in pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develop hig ...
Screening for gestational diabetes

Screening for gestational diabetes

In the United States, 9 out of every 100 women (9 percent) has diabetes. Diabetes is a health condition marked by an increase in blood sugar, also cal ...
Can low dose aspirin reduce the risk of preeclampsia?

Can low dose aspirin reduce the risk of preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia, a kind of high blood pressure, is a serious health condition that can affect women after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving ...

Common pregnancy concerns: when should you call your provider?

During pregnancy, it's common to worry about every ache, pain, and unfamiliar feeling. But do you always need to contact your health care provider? He ...