Hormonal Biomarkers Identify Pregnancy with Life-threatening Disorders
Date: 2021-06-17
Source: WLA
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"We found that hormonal biomarkers from the placenta could indicate which women would have pregnancy complications," said Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri in the University of Cambridge's Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, who led a study that showed women who will develop potentially life-threatening disorders during pregnancy can be identified early.

Credit: University of Cambridge

Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri added: “We found that these hormonal biomarkers are present from the first trimester of pregnancy. This is a highly important finding given that pregnancy disorders affect around one in ten pregnant women and are often diagnosed too late, when the complications are already wreaking havoc on the mother’s body and the fetal development.”