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Posted on in Women's Health

Don’t Let Pregnancy Lead to a Stroke: One Danger of Preeclampsia

May is National Stroke Month

Medically Review by Timothy Hagen, DO

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time. The expectation. Planning for a new baby. Unfortunately, 5-10% of pregnant women will suffer from preeclampsia or some other hypertensive disorder. Characterized by high blood pressure and, sometimes, seizures, the disorder is easily treated. However, even if the condition is successfully treated during the pregnancy, it can lead to higher risk of stroke later in life, according to McLeod Neurologist Dr. Timothy Hagen.  

If you had preeclampsia or some other hypertensive disorder during pregnancy, make sure you see your OB/GYN and monitor your blood pressure on an ongoing basis.

For an OB/GYN near you, click here.  

Sources include: McLeod Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Heart Association, National Stroke Association, Preeclampsia Foundation

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