Women with specific pregnancy complications including poor fetal growth, preterm birth and preeclampsia may have an increased risk of later cardiovascular disease. Studies based on birth certificate data cannot include women with no births, through choice or infertility. A population based study will allow inclusion of all women and provide data on all pregnancy outcomes, not just births. Post-partum interventions or health follow-up for women at high risk can decrease the incidence of CVD.
Idea No. 576