Worrying yourself sick? Association between pre-eclampsia onset and health-related worry in pregnancy

We examined the relationship between worry about pregnancy health and pre-eclampsia. General stress, mental health, and self-reported pregnancy health worry were measured in a study of 10,037 U.S. nulliparous women. Logistic regression found a dose-response relationship between first trimester pregnancy-health worry and subsequent pre-eclampsia onset, controlling for health history (Beta = 0.40, SE = 0.09, P 
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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ConclusionsVVV during pregnancy, especially SBP-CV, was independently associated with GH and PE. These results suggested that VVV could provide additional information to identify pregnant women at high risk of GH or PE. Further studies exploring prospective association between VVV, GH and PE are warranted.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Pre-eclampsia was tied to a higher risk of stroke, heart attacks and other problems in mothers.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Blood Pressure Heart Preeclampsia Source Type: news
Regular exercise is important to maintain health and reduce the risk of chronic disease in the general population. The greatest health benefits occur in sedentary individuals who incorporate small amounts of activity into their daily routine. Additional benefits of exercise for pregnant women include reduced rates of maternal and fetal complications, such as pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, Caesarean section, excessive gestational weight gain, and macrosomia.1 The trial of supervised moderate to vigorous prenatal exercise by Mireia Pelaez and colleagues,2 published in this issue of Mayo Clinic...
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
This study aims to determine the incidence of pre-eclampsia and distribution of risk factors of pre-eclampsia at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal. A retrospective study included 4820 pregnant women from 17 September to 18 December 2017. Data were obtained from the medical records of the hospital’s Statistics Department. Associations between the risk factors and pre-eclampsia were determined using logistic regression analysis and expressed as odds ratios. The incidence rate of pre-eclampsia in the study population was 1.8%. Higher incidence of pre-eclampsia was observed for wome...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionThe yearly number of publications on pre-eclampsia has substantially increased, with a stable number of high-level study types and publications from high-impact journals. The reporting quality and usefulness of RCTs relating to pre-eclampsia have improved over time.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Objectives: Either maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP) is associated with an increased risk of obesity in the offspring. However, their joint associations with obesity in offspring remain unclear. We investigated the joint associations of maternal GDM and HDP with childhood overweight in offspring.Methods: We performed a large study in 1967 mother-child pairs. Maternal GDM was diagnosed according to the 1999 World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. HDP was defined as self-reported doctor-diagnosed hypertension or treatment of hypertension (including gestational hyperten...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The hypertensive disorders of pregnancy include pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, chronic hypertension, and undefined hypertension. Pre-eclampsia is considerably more prevalent in low-income than in high-income countries. One possible explanation for this discrepancy is dietary differences, particularly calcium deficiency. Calcium supplementation in the second half of pregnancy reduces the serious consequences of pre-eclampsia, but has limited effect on the overall risk of pre-eclampsia. It is important to establish whether calcium supplementation before, and in early pregnancy (before ...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The traditional definition of preeclampsia (PE) is based on the development of hypertension and proteinuria. This has recently been revised to include cases without proteinuria but with evidence of renal, hepatic or hematological dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of the new definition of PE on first, the incidence and severity of the disease, and second, the performance of the competing risks model for first-trimester assessment of risk for PE. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 66,964 singleton pregnancies that were classified as PE, gestational hypertension (GH)...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At near Term-I (HYPITAT-I) randomized controlled trial showed that, in women with gestational hypertension or mild pre-eclampsia at term, induction of labor, compared with expectant management, was associated with improved maternal outcome without compromising neonatal outcome. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the impact of these findings on obstetric management and maternal and perinatal outcomes in The Netherlands. METHODS: We retrieved data for the period 2000-2014 from the Dutch National Perinatal Registry, including 143&...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS The length of hospital stay of women is higher among those belonging to the age group ranging from 15 to 17 years old and for those aged 45 years old or more. The presence of associated comorbidities, such as eclampsia, pre-existing hypertensive disorder with superimposed proteinuria and gestational hypertension (induced by pregnancy) with significant proteinuria increase the length of hospital stay. This study enabled the construction of distinct criticality level profiles based on the combination of age groups and the main comorbidities, which were directly related to the length of hospital stay.RESUMO OBJETI...
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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