Heart disease is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S. today — but it doesn’t have to be. Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Jeff Chapa explains how women can minimize their risk.
If you have a heart condition but want to have a baby, you may wonder whether your medications are safe for pregnancy. A cardiologist offers his best advice.
Most pre-term births are not preventable. However, there are certain risk factors that increase the odds of not carrying a baby to full term. Find out more about these factors — many of which you can control.
Having heart disease doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t get pregnant. Two Cleveland Clinic physicians discuss the risks.
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