According to a recent study of over 5,000 women, those born at a low birth weight are at higher risk of developing pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, and preeclampsia. The study, published in research journal Obesity Society, suggests that women whose birthweight was under 5.5lbs had a 1.7 times greater risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy compared to those who had a birthweight of 6.6-7.7lbs. If left untreated, some of these conditions may progress to placental abruption, pre-term birth, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and even maternal or infant death. Risks increased for women of low birthweight who later became overweight or obese. Researchers hope to further their understanding of these results by conducting studies to assess the influence of factors such as diet and exercise.
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