Heart conditions & pregnancy

Preeclampsia is a condition that may develop during pregnancy.

Preeclampsia is a condition that may develop during pregnancy. It results in a sudden, sharp spike in blood pressure and significant amounts of protein in the urine. Women who develop preeclampsia, hypertension and gestational diabetes are at greater risk for heart disease later in life.

Obstetrician/gynecologist Jonathan H. Reinstine, M.D., with Associates in OB/GYN, a Part of Norton Women’s Care, tells Get Healthy’s Jackie Hays how common these conditions are and why long-term follow-up is important.



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