Delivery of a pre-term or low birth weight baby increases maternal risk for cardiovascular disease later in life

Pre-term delivery and low birth weight for gestational age each individually increase the risk of maternal hospitalization or death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life, according to a recent study published in Circulation. CVD was defined as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular events, and/or heart failure.

Adi Dastur“Management of pre-term and low birth weight pregnancies is at the very forefront of improvement in perinatal morbidity and mortality.”
-Adi Dastur, MD, FICOG, FCPS, chair of mdCurrent-India’s Ob/Gyn Editorial Advisory Board

According to the 2004 World Health Organization report “Low Birthweight,” approximately 40% of the developing world’s babies born with low birth weight are born in India, which accounts for...

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