Harvard Women's Health Watch

Baby’s early arrival may hint at future heart problems for mom

Preterm birth joins other pregnancy-related conditions as potential heart risk factors. Preterm birth has long been known to bring health risks for the baby, but it may also bring risks for the mother. A study in the June issue of Hypertension shows that women who gave birth to a baby before 37 weeks of pregnancy were more likely to experience rising blood pressures later on compared to women who delivered closer to…

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