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Pre-eclampsia is a medical condition where hypertension arises in pregnancy (pregnancy-induced hypertension) in association with significant amounts of protein in the urine. Pre-eclampsia refers to a set of symptoms rather than any causative factor, and there are many different causes for the condition.
Genes from both the mother and father can trigger pre-eclampsia

Genes from both the mother and father can trigger pre-eclampsia

Prenatal environmental factors and parental mental health may be associated with a risk of autism

Prenatal environmental factors and parental mental health may be associated with a risk of autism

Quintuplets born to surrogate mother

Quintuplets born to surrogate mother

History of preeclampsia increases lifetime risk for cardiovascular illness and death

History of preeclampsia increases lifetime risk for cardiovascular illness and death

Levels of anti–clotting proteins influence pregancy outcomes

Levels of anti–clotting proteins influence pregancy outcomes

First evidence that preeclampsia can leave a persistent and potentially fatal imprint in the pulmonary circulation of the fetus

First evidence that preeclampsia can leave a persistent and potentially fatal imprint in the pulmonary circulation of the fetus

The facts on prenatal care

The facts on prenatal care

Support for the use of low-dose aspirin therapy in preventing and treating pre-eclampsia

Support for the use of low-dose aspirin therapy in preventing and treating pre-eclampsia

New guidelines tackle pre-eclampsia

New guidelines tackle pre-eclampsia

Substances in the urine of pregnant women could serve as a screening/diagnostic tool for preeclampsia

Substances in the urine of pregnant women could serve as a screening/diagnostic tool for preeclampsia

Women with a history of caesarean section deliveries do not have a higher risk of a subsequent stillbirth

Women with a history of caesarean section deliveries do not have a higher risk of a subsequent stillbirth

First new guidelines in more than a decade for managing asthma during pregnancy

First new guidelines in more than a decade for managing asthma during pregnancy

Overexpression of a protein called Down Syndrome Critical Region 1 (DSCR-1) reduces tumor growth

Overexpression of a protein called Down Syndrome Critical Region 1 (DSCR-1) reduces tumor growth

Labor lasts longer for overweight or obese women

Labor lasts longer for overweight or obese women

Genetic evidence to support an inherited tendency to retain salt

Genetic evidence to support an inherited tendency to retain salt

Genetic link to Preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy

Genetic link to Preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

Lack of a gene called LBP-1a in the embryo prevents normal growth of blood vessels in the placenta

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels

Black women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have higher homocysteine levels

Obese mothers increase likelihood of pre-eclampsia

Obese mothers increase likelihood of pre-eclampsia