Women’s Healthcast: Fourth Trimester: Heart Health after Pregnancy, featuring Kara Hoppe and Megan Knutson-Sinaise

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls the 12 weeks after giving birth the Fourth Trimester. This is the latest episode in the Women’s Healthcast series about important aspects of the fourth trimester: physical recovery, postpartum mental health, birth control after pregnancy, and more. 

One in eight people in the United States have high blood pressure or hypertension during their pregnancies. What does that mean for their health moving forward? Our guests today joined the Women’s Healthcast to talk about blood pressure and cardiovascular concerns during and after pregnancy. Kara Hoppe, DO, MS is an associate professor in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Megan Knutson-Sinaise is a research coordinator and health coach. 

They discussed how common blood pressure issues are during pregnancy, important signs and symptoms to be aware of, and what people should know about their lifelong cardiovascular health after high blood pressure during pregnancy. 

Listen to Fourth Trimester: Heart Health after Pregnancy now.  

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