Recurrence of hypertensive disorder in second pregnancy.

Sigrun Hjartardottir, Björn G Leifsson, Reynir T Geirsson, Valgerdur Steinthorsdottir

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the recurrence of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy with regard to the type of disorder, the onset of hypertension, and the modulating effect of overweight and weight gain between pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: Maternity records from 896 parous women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in the first pregnancy were reviewed to reclassify disease status and calculate odds ratios for recurrence. RESULTS: Recurrence of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy occurred in 58% to 94% of second pregnancies, depending on first pregnancy disorder. Overweight (odds ratio, 1.82) and weight gain (odds ratio, 2.20) were related to recurrence among women with gestational hypertension. Early hypertension (
Original languageEnglish
JournalDefault journal
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006

Other keywords

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced/*epidemiology
  • Parity
  • Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced
  • Overweight
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk Factors
  • Pre-Eclampsia
  • Recurrence
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't


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