15:41 27 September 2012
A recent study conducted by the University of Montreal suggests that women who were born before 32weeks are twice as likely to suffer from major complications when they get pregnant.
Complications include gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular problems according to a report by the Mail Online. They are also at increased risk of suffering from pre-eclampia.
It is understood this is a medical condition where hypertension arises while a woman is pregnant. This is believed to be associated with the presence of significant amounts of protein in the body that can be fatal forboth mother and child.
The study was participated by 24,000 women and it states that one in five of these women who were born before 32weeks experienced at least one major problem during their pregnancy.
Professor Anne Monique Nuyt, a neonatologist at the University of Montreal in Canada, is quoted by the Mail Online saying: “Many scientists consider pregnancy as like an open window to the future cardio and metabolic health of a woman.”
The findings of the study were recently published over the internet in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Prof Nuyt is reportedly convinced that this study should encourage obstetricians to consider asking about the births of pregnant women when assessing risks.
However, Dr William Mundle, spokesman for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada,according to some reports has warned that women should not be burdened with worry during their pregnancy.
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