"Raised Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Linked To Miscarriage" - Dennis Thompson
Young women with elevated blood pressure before pregnancy appear to have a greater risk of miscarriage, even if they haven't been diagnosed with full-blown high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Joanne Stone, MD, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of maternal-fetal medicine for Mount Sinai Beth Israel, believes it’s more likely that blood pressure is an indicator of other health problems. "They do not really find an association between blood pressure and the ability to get pregnant after adjusting for BMI [body mass index, a measure of body fat based on height and weight], so I think BMI plays a key role, and I think that makes a lot of sense based on what we know," Dr. Stone said.
- Joanne Stone, MD, Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel