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New test checks for risk of preeclampsia in first trimester of pregnancy

Preeclampsia happens in about 1 in 25 U.S. pregnancies, according to the CDC.

May 17, 2024
Pregnant woman getting her vitals taken.

“About 16% of maternal deaths are attributed to hypertensive disorders in pregnancy,” said Marie Hanna-Wagner, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Esprit OB/GYN Center in Colorado.

Some factors that can create an increased risk for preeclampsia include being 35 or older, pre-existing high blood pressure, and having a twin or triplet pregnancy or IVF pregnancy.

Read the Scripps News article.

Learn more about Dr. Hanna-Wagner and the team at Esprit OB/GYN.

Published:
May 17, 2024

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