Try as you might to have a smooth, complication-free pregnancy, sometimes your body has other plans. Preeclampsia, a complication that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnant women (including Kim Kardashian), is largely out of your control and can lead to preterm labor. It’s tricky to detect and prevent, since it usually only comes to light after blood pressure and urine testing in the final weeks of pregnancy. But new research in the UK is advocating for a first trimester screening that could allow for much earlier intervention.
A new study published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology compared an earlier, more comprehensive type of preeclampsia screening to the current standard in the UK: a checklist of maternal characteristics including maternal history, age, body…
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