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Articles by Adriane Burgess, MSN, RNC-OB, CCE

Association Between Lactation and Postpartum Blood Pressure in Women with Preeclampsia

Burgess, Adriane; McDowell, Wendy; Ebersold, Stacie

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 44(2):86-93, March/April 2019.

Women who have preeclampsia are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life. Breastfeeding has been shown to be cardioprotective. In this study of women who had preeclampsia, there was a significant difference in systolic and diastolic blood pressure between those who were breastfeeding and those who were not at the initial postpartum visit. Women who have preeclampsia need information about potential benefits of breastfeeding as well as their risk of cardiovascular disease as they get older.

Cardiovascular Implications of Preeclampsia

Burgess, Adriane; Founds, Sandra

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 41(1):8-15, January/February 2016.

Women who develop preeclampsia during pregnancy are at risk for cardiovascular disease later in life.