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Stress won't boost risk of pregnancy complication

Postby caryn » Sun Apr 06, 2008 04:47 am

by caryn (10124 Posts), Sun Apr 06, 2008 04:47 am

Being stressed out during the first half of pregnancy may be unhealthy, but it won't increase a woman's risk of developing a serious complication known as preeclampsia, Dutch researchers have found...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUKLAU48349220080404

The association of psychosocial stress with the incidence of pre-eclampsia and gestational hypertension was explored by multivariate analysis adjusted for sociodemographic and medical confounders. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Incidence of pre-eclampsia and gestational hypertension. RESULTS: A total of 3679 women were included. The incidence of pre-eclampsia and gestational hypertension was 3.5 and 4.4%, respectively. Workstress, anxiety, pregnancy-related anxiety or depression had no effect on the incidence of pre-eclampsia or gestational hypertension. CONCLUSION: Psychosocial stress in the first half of pregnancy does not influence the incidence of pre-eclampsia and gestational hypertension in nulliparous women...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18333942

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