When the Body Turns on Itself
Some people's immune systems produce antibodies that fight parts of their own bodies. These aren’t always a big deal. But sometimes they can contribute to stroke or miscarriage risk.
Heart Attack More Likely When Pregnant
Having a heart attack while pregnant is highly unlikely, but pregnant women are still at three to four times greater risk for an attack compared to non-pregnant women of the same age.
Tiny Baby = Later Heart Trouble for Mom?
Having a baby classified as small for his or her age might mean more than tiny onesies . It's also an indication that mom should watch out for later developing heart disease.
Fish Oil Helps Teensy Hearts
Babies unable to grow to the size they're genetically supposed to reach suffer from intrauterine growth restriction, a risk factor for future cardiovascular problems.