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Grr. Started flicking through BJOG for fun after someone completely mis-referenced an article I was looking for for long essay and I got distracted. Pre-eclampsia, one of the risk factors is first pregnancy With A New Partner. Yet I'm seeing a ton of "research" about pre-eclampsia in subsequent pregnancies that neglects to mention if the partner was the same as in the first, be that a pregnancy carried to term or a miscarriage. Grr. Without that bloody vital bit of information these are useless to me.

Telling me that women who've had a miscarriage are more likely to have pre-eclampsia on subsequent pregnancies* is not all that much use if you don't tell me that the partner is the same. *sigh* A simple "same partner? y/n" question mentioned would have sorted that. Which is really, really annoying, because we still don't know what causes PET. I'm going with boy germs. Hell, it's as valid a conclusion as the ones I'm readin'.

Hey, I've missed the staying up all night reading journals Sarah. Got quite ranty a few times today as well. Summer's here! I'm baaaack! HA!

Edit: Innnnnteresting, about to do some reading about whether or not oral intake of semen reduces risk of pre-eclampsia. Heh. Seriously, I love my job :)

Further edit: Oh my.

(Why, yes, I have a personal interest in the matter, too.)
*Vol. 115 Iss. 13 p1623-1629.

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