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Blood pressure changes during pregnancy: impact of race, body mass index, and weight gain.

Authors
  • Magriples, Urania
  • Boynton, Marcella H
  • Kershaw, Trace S
  • Duffany, Kathleen O
  • Rising, Sharon Schindler
  • Ickovics, Jeannette R
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Perinatology
Publisher
Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Publication Date
May 01, 2013
Volume
30
Issue
5
Pages
415–424
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1326987
PMID: 23059493
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Blood pressure trajectories in pregnancy and postpartum are significantly affected by race, BMI, and weight gain. Given the young age of this cohort, targeted efforts must be made for postpartum weight reduction to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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