Recognizing Stroke Risk Factors Are Important For Pregnant Women

August 25, 2014

 

(Undated)  --  Strokes during pregnancy are rare, but being able to recognize the risk-factors can be life saving for both the mother and the baby.  Doctor Jennifer Frontera says high blood pressure is the top risk-factor for stroke in pregnancy.  Doctor Frontera says preemclampsia [[ pre-uhm-CLAMP-see-uh ]], which is high blood pressure, protein in the urine and body swelling, is responsible for nearly 15-percent of maternal deaths worldwide.  A way to prevent preemclampsia is to take a baby aspirin, but Doctor Frontera says it's not good for everyone and to talk to your doctor first.

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