A report from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology says this Certain types of pregnancy complications could lead women later in life to develop chronic conditions such as diabetes. (Photo: Getty Images)

After a challenging pregnancy, new mothers who have had a pregnancy complication believe there is a specific health problem in the past.

A report from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) says that this is not necessarily true.

The report released this month states that certain pregnancy complications can mean chronic or even life-threatening health problems such as heart disease – later.

These pregnancy complications include:

  • gestational diabetes,
  • gestational hypertension,
  • preeclampsia,
  • and fetal growth restriction

The (AJOG) and the American College of Nurse-Midwives and other experts recommend women who have experienced complications of pregnancy, annual visits to a gynecologist and a family doctor.

"We see pregnancy as a window for the future health of the woman," said Drs. Judette Louis, co-author of the report: "The interpregnancy period offers women health care professionals the opportunity to deal with complications and medical issues that occur during pregnancy, to assess a woman's mental and physical well-being, and her health along the way Life course. "

Although the birth of a baby can solve a health problem, such as In gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, underlying health problems can actually contribute to the development of these diseases. [1 9659005] Doctors can examine women for signs of illness and health problems for each of the four complications.

Gestational diabetes

Pregnant women with gestational diabetes have a seven-fold chance of developing type 2 diabetes later in life compared to women who test in the normal blood sugar spectrum.

Gestational hypertension

Women with gestational hypertension are twice as likely to develop heart disease. (Photo: PeopleImages, Getty Images)

Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are at increased risk of developing chronic hypertension. You also have the double risk of developing heart disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the US, according to the Centers for the Control and Prevention of Diseases


Women with pre-eclampsia, with hypertension and protein in the urine at and over 20 weeks of pregnancy is at risk of developing in subsequent pregnancies. Women who suffer from preeclampsia are also twice as likely to suffer from heart disease.

More: What is preeclampsia? And is it still killing women in the US?

Limiting the Growth of the Fetus

A smaller than normal baby may indicate a vascular disease "throughout the body," Dr. Leena Nathan, Assistant to the OB-GYN Professor at the University of California in Los Angeles told TODAY, "There is concern that blood flow to the placenta is insufficient or the body has not created a very robust placenta."

The report was published in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Interpregnancy Care, published. For more information: www.acog.org/More-Info/InterpregnancyCare.[19659030(WiealleMütter?

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