Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Women born prematurely are twice as likely to suffer major complications during their own pregnancy
They are at increased risk of problems including gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia, in which abnormal amounts of protein can kill both mother and child.
A study of more than 24,000 women by the University of Montreal found one in five of those who were delivered before 32 weeks, which is considered extremely premature, experienced at least one serious problem during pregnancy.
This compared to one in ten of those born at full term