During a malpractice case, the opponent’s team will do everything they can to win, even bring up pre-existing conditions that could have caused your child’s injury. Sadly, according to a new study, a third of reproductive age women have a health condition that can cause complications during pregnancy. MedicalXpress reports.
Researchers at the University of Utah Health published a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine about this issue. Some of the major complications that can affect a pregnancy include diabetes, high blood pressure, breast cancer, heart disease, and epilepsy.
Women who have an unplanned pregnancy are most at risk. Too few women see an OB/GYN before pregnancy, say the researchers. Women need to be made aware of the risks that certain conditions can pose to a pregnancy and be given options for contraceptives until the condition can be controlled.
742,000 women were studied from the ages of 16 to 49 using billing and diagnostic codes to find diseases that could cause problems during pregnancy. They found that, in addition to the above, depression, asthma, and thyroid problems make gestation difficult.
Of the third of women who had a condition, fewer than 8 percent of them were using high-quality birth control methods. It was also found that women with chronic conditions are more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy.