Pregnant with Chronic Health Issues at Greater Risk

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Pregnant women with existing health issues at greater risk.

 

An increase in chronic illness among young women is putting more mothers and babies at risk.

A new study reveals 10 percent of pregnant women in 2014 had at least one chronic condition like asthma , diabetes or a substance abuse disorder.

That’s an increase of nearly 40 percent from 2006.

The largest spikes were among women from rural and low income areas.

Experts say these pre-existing conditions increase the risk of maternal death, pre-term delivery and still births.

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