Gestational weight gain as a risk factor for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, Kate Tilling, Abigail Fraser, Scott M Nelson, Debbie A Lawlor

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Abstract

Pregnancy interventions to limit gestational weight gain (GWG) have been proposed as a means of preventing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP); however, it is currently unclear whether GWG has a causal influence on the development of HDP. Thus, we aimed to determine whether GWG in early pregnancy is a risk factor for preeclampsia and gestational hypertension and whether GWG precedes the increases in blood pressure in normotensive women across pregnancy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2013

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