How does mothers’ high blood pressure affect premature babies?

Some women develop high blood pressure while they are pregnant. This study looked at 27,846 premature babies born between 2007 and 2010 to see how mothers’ high blood pressure affected the babies’ health. The study found that 13% of the mothers had high blood pressure and their babies were less likely to die, have severe brain injury or develop eye problems. However, the babies were more likely to have lung problems.

You can read the abstract of this article here.

About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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