Premature birth associated with increased risk of heart disease in mothers -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Premature birth associated with increased risk of heart disease in mothers

02/01/2018

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Ten percent of all births are premature births. If a woman gives birth too early, this not only results in poor health of the newborn baby – it also has health consequences for the mother. A study discovered that the risk of heart disease is increased in mothers of premature births.