Pre-eclampsia is hard on pregnant women. New Danish research indicates a way to prevent the condition: plenty of sex. Photo: Colourbox Frequent sex can prevent pregnancy complications Having sex more often can reduce the risk of developing a serious medical condition called pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. Sperm contains a special protein that increases the chances for a successful pregnancy.
The impact of female fetal sex on preeclampsia and the maternal immune milieu
Why baby's sex may influence risk of pregnancy-related complicatations -- ScienceDaily
Frequent sex reduces pregnancy complications 25 November By Douglas Fox Low fertility and frequent pregnancy complications may be the price that humans have paid for evolving a large brain. But that can also provoke her immune system, causing dangerous complications. Human fetuses spend 60 per cent of their energy on their brain, three times as much as other mammals. Twenty weeks into pregnancy, the placenta attacks the uterine wall for a second time, burrowing in more deeply than in any other mammal. Advertisement But burrowing deeper is risky. Within hours it can escalate into kidney failure, brain haemorrhaging and death. Try and try again It is thought that humans are the only mammals to suffer frequent pre-eclampsia, which occurs in three per cent of pregnancies.
Why baby's sex may influence risk of pregnancy-related complicatations
University of Cambridge Summary: The sex of a baby controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother's blood, which may explain why risks of some diseases in pregnancy vary depending whether the mother is carrying a boy or a girl, according to new research. Share: FULL STORY The sex of a baby controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother's blood, which may explain why risks of some diseases in pregnancy vary depending whether the mother is carrying a boy or a girl, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. A team led by researchers at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, performed detailed scientific studies of more than 4, first time mothers and analysed samples of placenta and maternal blood. They found that the genetic profile of the placentas of male and female babies were very different in relation to the baby's sex.
Details are in the methods section. When stratified by normotensive ORadj. Results were similar for IL12 normotensive: ORadj. There were no other differences observed by preeclampsia status.