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Does high cholesterol affect pregnancy?
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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Cholesterol and triglycerides normally rises significantly during pregnancy, benefitting mother and fetus.
Even mothers with high cholesterol are advised to stop their cholesterol medication during pregnancy. High cholesterol can be a risk only if it has already caused heart disease. In such cases, the severity of the heart disease determines the impact on pregnancy, not the cholesterol itself.

In brief: No
Cholesterol and triglycerides normally rises significantly during pregnancy, benefitting mother and fetus.
Even mothers with high cholesterol are advised to stop their cholesterol medication during pregnancy. High cholesterol can be a risk only if it has already caused heart disease. In such cases, the severity of the heart disease determines the impact on pregnancy, not the cholesterol itself.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Generally not but
Check with your ob.

In brief: Generally not but
Check with your ob.
Dr. Rick Koch
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