Low Birth Weight and Preeclampsia Tend to Recur in the Next Generation

In a recent study, low birth weight in mothers was a significant predictor for low birth weight in offspring after adjusting for maternal age, placental pathology, preeclampsia, and parity. Likewise, preeclampsia was also noted as a significant intergenerational factor after adjusting for maternal age and parity. The study, which will be presented later this week at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, looked at the perinatal information concerning 1493 mothers, 1619 daughters, and 2314 grandchildren.

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In a recent study, low birth weight in mothers was a significant predictor for low birth weight in offspring after adjusting for maternal age, placental pathology, preeclampsia, and parity. Likewise, preeclampsia was also noted as a significant intergenerational factor after adjusting for maternal age and parity. The study, which will be presented later this week at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, looked at the perinatal information concerning 1493 mothers, 1619 daughters, and 2314 grandchildren.