Pregnant and just start snoring? You may have hypertension – The Chart

If you're pregnant and you (or your other half) notice you've started to snore, you might want to talk to your doctor. You could be at greater risk of getting high blood pressure and preeclampsia, according to a new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Preeclampsia, left untreated, can be life-threatening to the mother and unborn child.It usually starts after the fifth month of pregnancy andcauses a pregnant woman's blood pressure to go up and the presence of protein in the mother's urine. This can significantlyaffect the placentaand the mother's liver, kidney and brain.

Preeclampsia can cause seizures and is the second leading cause of death in pregnant