How to Advocate for Heart Health during Pregnancy

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The body and cardiovascular system change during pregnancy, as this study highlights.

“In young women with no apparent signs of heart disease, pregnancy is a ‘unique and natural time’ to unmask hidden risk for heart disease. During pregnancy, your weight changes. Your blood pressure may change. Your glucose levels may change. And so the combined cardiometabolic stress test of pregnancy can be really informative and guide interventions to reduce risk for heart disease.”