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Brown Study Details Paired Risk Factors in Preeclampsia

Although preeclampsia occurs in about three percent of pregnancies, it’s still unforeseen in many cases. A report of new research, now in press at the Journal of Reproductive Immunology, documents how two distinct risk factors combine to affect the odds that a first-time mother could develop the sometimes life-threatening pregnancy complication. The findings suggest there could be new ways to plan pregnancy with improved awareness and management of the risk.